The Surgeon - Dr Mark Wevill
The Surgeon -
Dr Mark Wevill
A Note from Mark Wevill
MBCHB, FCS (SA), FRCSED, CERTLRS, PGDIPCRS
I don’t like talking about myself, & this should be about you, my patient. But I know that before choosing the surgeon that you’re going to trust to operate on your eyes you’ll want to know a bit about me. You only have 2 eyes, right? And they are precious.
I am a fully qualified ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) & I aim to provide the highest standard of eyecare to improve my patients’ quality of life. I pursue excellence in my clinical care & surgical expertise & I use advanced & safe technologies. I have a personal approach to my patients. I will give you a tailored treatment to suit your eyes & will be with you during our whole journey together of improving your vision. And I will also educate you to empower you to take control of your eye health.
I believe that a surgeon should have a good head, good hands & a good heart. I don’t like blowing my own trumpet, but I believe I have them all.
The good head comes from good training, lots of experience & good judgement. I decided to dedicate my career to restoring sight when I was working in a remote, rural hospital in South Africa in 1991. Blind cataract patients sang & danced when I took the bandages off their eyes & they could see again! I did the best I could but I knew I could do better. So I undertook further training at one of the best universities in South Africa, the University of Cape Town. By the time I had finished, I had done over a thousand eye operations & went on to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1995.
Later I was awarded the Certification in Laser Eye Surgery from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists & did further training at the University of Ulster receiving more postgraduate qualifications in lens & laser vision correction surgery. So I have done all the training in vision correction surgery that I can do in the UK.
I’ve also now done over 20 000 lens & laser treatments to correct focus errors of the eye. This combination of comprehensive training & lots of experience has given me the good judgement I need to take care of you & produce good results.
I have good hands. I’m good at sports, which takes dedication, balance & always striving to improve. I enjoy racing kayaks. The narrower & more unstable the kayak, the faster it goes. The sport requires high levels of co-ordination, balance & stamina & I work hard at it, striving to improve. In the same way I have worked hard at improving my surgery skills for more than 20 years.
I have a good heart too. Just as my first patients in that rural African hospital moved me, I care about all my patients. I appreciate the many kind words my patients have written in their reviews.
And I continue to care for patients in Africa. I ‘ve supported eye clinics in developing countries in Africa for over 30 years including South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania & Gambia. I work with the amazing, capable & committed Medical Missions Eswatini surgeons & nurses in the kingdom of Eswatini, Southern Africa.
If you would like to meet me, please book an appointment & let’s talk about what we can do to improve your most precious sense, your vision.
A little more about me
I’ve featured in TV programs & articles in national & regional newspapers. I’ve been invited to give presentations to my colleagues at over 30 international & national surgeon conferences & written chapters in textbooks about cataract & laser surgery that other surgeons refer to.
And I’ve had laser eye surgery myself & so have my family.
I believe in it and the results are amazing.
do you want to know more?
Whether you’re in early stages of researching the option of eye surgery, or you’re ready to commit & just want to find out more about Mark or the treatments – please do not hesitate to book a consultation with Mark & he will be more than happy to answer any concerns that you might have. Don’t put it off any longer. Book a consultation today!