Born in Zimbabwe, Dr Davey moved to South Africa with his family in the early eightees. After studying medicine at the University of the Free State, Dr Davey began his specialisation at St John's Eye Hospital (Baragwanath Hospital) in Soweto, Johannesburg. After one year at this hospital, he was offered a post to specialize in Ophthalmology in Durban.

After qualifying as an Ophthalmologist through the FC Ophth SA, he stayed on as a consultant eye surgeon for another year in the department. It was then that Dr Davey was awarded two subspecialty fellowships in cornea and refractive laser eye surgery.



When should I see an ophthalmologist?

People that have a family history of eye disease, a history of eye injuries, diabetes or those
over the age of 65 should see their ophthalmologist regularly. In addition, the following
symptoms should be checked out by an eye specialist:

  • Changes in vision
  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters or specks in your vision
  • Lines that appear distorted
  • Darks spots in your vision
  • Decreased or blurry vision (even if temporary)
  • Double vision
  • Dry and itchy eyes

  • Eye pain
  • Eye or surroundings of the eye is red
  • Eye discharge or tearing
  • Bulging of one or both eyes