About Dr John Hill


Dr John Hill qualified as a medical doctor in 1974 and as an eye surgeon in 1979.  He is a Senior Lecturer and Surgeon at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, with special interests in corneal diseases and transplantation and the treatment of refractive errors. He was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Cape Town in 1994 for his work on corneal graft rejection and published an international book on the same subject in 1996.

He has published over 60 scientific articles, mostly on corneal diseases and refractive surgery and has lectured on all 5 continents. Dr John Hill has been performing refractive surgery since 1984 and was one of the first to use the Excimer Laser in South Africa in 1993. To date he has performed over 60,000 refractive procedures, which includes over 45,000 lasik cases.

Dr John Hill

Dr John Hill is a member of the following societies:

  • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
  • Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Castroviego Corneal Society
  • South African Royal Society

Meet the Team

The John Hill Eye & Laser Centre is staffed by highly qualified and friendly people, whom we would like to introduce to you.

Nerine Kavalsky

Nerine is an ophthalmic technician and a qualified radiographer. She assists Dr Hill in the laser suite, managers and oversees the running of the Clinic, and handles patient queries and general communication.

Karyn Da Costa/ Ashiqah Emandien / Glynnis Britten

Karyn (left) is our receptionist. She receives our patients, handles all telephone related matters, and makes sure that patients are well looked-after.

Ashiqah (sitting) is an ophthalmic technician. She checks your vision and refraction after laser treatment to ensure all has gone well.

Glynnis (right) manages the accounts for the practice. She keeps the books in order, thus ensuring that we can provide you with the best technology and medical expertise.