53 Saxon Road
Sandhurst, Sandton

+27 11 217 7530
info@sandhursteyecentre.co.za

Dr Chrissie Cockinos

Chrissie

Dr Chrissie Cockinos is an ophthalmologist who has a special interest in Laser Eye Surgery and Refractive Surgery, medical conditions like Hypertension and Diabetes that affect the eyes, Macular Degeneration, latest technology Cataract surgery using multi focal and Toric lenses and glaucoma.

Dr Chrissie Cockinos graduated as an ophthalmologist in 1998 at Wits University. Dr Cockinos also completed a Masters dissertation in corneal ulceration.

Dr Cockinos is a general ophthalmologist whose main interests include:

  • Laser eye surgery
  • Cataract microincision surgery using monofocal and multifocal intraocular lenses
  • Medical Retina (Diabetes and Macular Degeneration)
  • Surgical Retina (Retinal Detachment and Macular Surgery)
  • Glaucoma
  • BSc (Honours)  Human Genetics 1982-1985 Wits University
  • MBChB (University of Pretoria) 1986-1991
  • Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) 1998
  • Internship (Johannesburg General Hospital) 1992
  • Senior House Officer Department of Ophthalmology 1993
  • Registrar Department of Ophthalmology 1994-1997
  • Consultant Department of Ophthalmology 1998-2002
  • 1999-2004:  Garden City Clinic
  • 2004-2007: Donald Gordon Medical Centre
  • 2007 – Present: Sandhurst Eye Centre | Director Sandhurst Eye Centre
  • Cockinos. Genetics in Ophthalmology. SA Ophthalmology; 1994
  • C Cockinos, T Carmichael. Comparison of topical ciprofloxacin vs subconjuntival injection of cephazolin and amikacin in bacterial keratitis in St John Hospital. SA Ophthalmol journal; 1998
  • C Cockinos, L Dini. Acanthamoeba keratitis – a new sub species. American journal of microbiology; 1994
  • I Mayet, C Cockinos. Retinopathy of Prematurity in an African tertiary hospital. Eye; 2007
  • Cockinos. Concurrent use of Anti VegF in cataract surgery. SA Ophthalmol journal; 2012 vol 7(2)
  • Cockinos. Epiretinal membrane surgery in cataract patients. SA Ophthalmol journal; 2012 vol 7(2)
  • Comparison of topical ciprofloxacin vs subconjuntival injection of cephazolin and amikacin in bacterial keratitis in St John Hospital. OSSA congress 1998
  • Concurrent use of Anti vegf in cataract surgery. SASCRS 2011
  • Epiretinal membrane surgery in cataract patients. SASCRS 2011
  • Examiner for two MMed (Ophth ) degree theses Wits University 2013
  • Vernal conjunctivitis study
  • Diabetic Retinopathy study
  • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
  • South African Vitreoretinal Society
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (MP0385239)

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