Dr Reddy qualified from the University of Cape Town with a medical degree (MBChB) and returned to KwaZulu-Natal to start her post graduate training in Ophthalmology. During this time she was awarded the Neville Welsh Medal in Ophthalmology for outstanding results in her training and went on to receive her award for the American Research Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)-2015 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship.
“It is important for people to understand how we see. Think of the lens of the eye as a camera. When we look at an object, light from the object passes through the clear cornea and the lens, until it hits the retina at the back of the eye. Like a camera, the lens helps to focus the light coming through the eye onto the retina. The retina receives the light and helps process it into what we see.”
Dr Reddy said cataracts are one of the most common treatable sight problems:
Dr Reddy is ready to help you see clearly again.
Being able to restore people’s vision is the reason Alberlito’s most loved Ophthalmologist, Dr Yavische Reddy loves what she does and she does it well.
“Knowing that I can help my patients live a normal life again – work, drive and do simple things like being able to enter their pin at an ATM, inspires me. Getting to the point where patients are no longer patients and can start being people again is my goal,” said Dr Reddy, who was the lucky South African to be awarded the American Research Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) -2015 Developing Country Eye Researcher Travel Fellowship.
Educating people and training upcoming ophthalmologists are two vital points for Dr Reddy. She has been involved in registrar and undergraduate training and formerly ran the skills training for fourth year medical students.