Born in Zimbabwe, Dr Davey moved to South Africa with his family in the early eighties. 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 specialise 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 in Durban. It was then that Dr Davey was awarded two subspecialty fellowships in cornea and refractive laser eye surgery. The first fellowship was under the mentorship of a European leader in modern laser eye surgery, Professor Aslanides at the Emmetropia Mediterranean Eye Institute in Crete, Greece. The second fellowship was under Professor Simon Holland and Professor Martin McCarthy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

After having trained with world leaders in eye surgery at top institutions, Dr Davey has attended multiple international conferences in modern eye surgery and is a member of the European and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS and ASCRS).

Dr Davey works from his private practices based at Mediclinic Hospital in Pietermaritzburg and Essen Medical Centre in Ladysmith, KZN.

With his caring commitment to his patients, Dr Davey offers patients in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands area premium surgical and non-surgical eye care.

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