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									                              Optical Express
                              Professor Jan Venter
                              Ophthalmic Surgeon

 Professor Venter has performed over 62,500 laser procedures including LASIK, Epi-Lasek, PRK, Phakic IOLs,
 Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange treatments.

 Born and educated in South Africa, Professor Venter is the previous professor and head of the department
 of Ophthalmology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He introduced ambulatory cataract
 surgery and Excimer laser surgery into South Africa. Prof Venter is currently a principal investigator for Nidek
 in the UK, clinical investigator for Ophtec, the manufacturer of the Artisan, Artiflex Phakic Intra Ocular lenses.
 He has been an investigator for other companies such as STAAR ICL, Sunrise technologies, Allergan and

 Professional memberships include the Opthalmological Society of South Africa, where Professor Venter
 served as President from 1993 to 1996; the Southern African Intra Ocular Lens and Refractive Surgery
 Society, and the International Refractive Surgery Club. He is also a member of the American Society for
 Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, UK and Ireland
 Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, British Society of Refractive Surgery, American Academy of
 Opthalmology. In 1998 he was awarded the DJ Wood Medal, the highest honour the Opthalmological Society
 can bestow on a South African Opthalmologist. Professor Venter is fully registered with the General Medical
 Council (GMC).

 Professor Venter has published numerous papers and in 2006 alone, made presentations at the South African
 Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery , Sun City, ASCRS, San Francisco; the 2006 PAN ARAB meeting
 in Singapore, the Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, London and the UK
 and Ireland Cataract and Refractive Society, Manchester, ESCRS Winter Meeting Monte Carlo, BSRS Oxford.

 Optical Express at a glance
 Laser eye surgery is a simple and effective treatment, over 20 million successful procedures have already
 been carried out worldwide. As Europe’s number one provider, people turn to Optical Express for skilled,
 experienced and dedicated surgeons. Our Surgeons continue to be leaders in advanced developments and
 techniques, among them they have carried out over 500,000 procedures.

Europe’s No.1 Provider of Vision Correction


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