Dr James Beatty

His practice and affiliated hospitals are equipped with state of the art surgical and diagnostic equipment and are on a par with international standards. Friendly and efficient staff will deal with all your administrative and financial queries.

Dr Beatty offers the full spectrum of eye care and ophthalmic surgery, but has special interests in Cataract and Refractive surgery, Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration.

If you are researching cataract removal, eye laser surgery, glaucoma treatment, refractive surgery, pterygium surgery, corneal transplant, the cost of cataract surgery in South Africa or searching for an eye specialist in Cape Town, please contact our practice where our qualified assistants are able to provide professional and friendly guidance.

Dr Beatty is affiliated with the following Ophthalmologist societies:
  • Ophthalmological Society of South Africa
  • South African Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Health Professions Council of South Africa
  • South African Glaucoma Society
Special Interests
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma

The Team
Somerset Eye Centre

The Somerset Eye Medical and Surgical Centre was the vision of a group of like-minded ophthalmologists, who wished to create a dedicated eye care centre of excellence.

The centre consists of:

  • Five highly qualified ophthalmologists
  • Three specially trained ophthalmic assistants
  • State of the art diagnostic and laser treatment centre
  • Dedicated eye theatre with ophthalmic trained staff

Aware of the ever-increasing cost barrier to accessing quality medical care for patients. Rand depreciation has a negative impact on a solo practitioner’s ability to maintain technology and cutting edge standards. The need to train and retain superior medical and nursing staff has pooled resourced and skilled ophthalmologists to create a surgical and diagnostic centre comparable with the best eye centres internationally.

The Somerset Eye Centre strives to provide comprehensive and specialized eye care for all ophthalmic problems at the highest quality, comparable to international standards, for all our South African patients. This will then create a centre in which patients are assured of getting the best possible care and where the medical and nursing staff is proud to be a part of.

Cure Day Hospital Somerset West

CURE DAY HOSPITAL Somerset West is a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the Helderberg area. It is conveniently situated just off the R44/Broadway Road. The hospital is 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from central Cape Town. This modern-day hospital is ideally suited for patients in need of same-day surgery. It rivals the best in the world in terms of patient care, expertise, equipment and staffing. It consists of 20 beds and 3 theatres (one of which is a dedicated eye theatre).

Cure Day Hospital

Cape Eye Hospital

The Cape Eye Hospital is Cape Town's first private eye hospital. It takes pride in its dedicated, specially trained staff, advanced state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified team of experienced ophthalmologists. It was established in 1995 by the Ophthalmologists.

Specialized equipment and specially trained staff are essential to providing expert and skilled pre and post-operative eye surgery care. It provides comprehensive and specialized eye care services with the latest techniques and equipment.

This hospital is conveniently situated in Bellville, Cape Town. The hospital is 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from central Cape Town.

Cape Eye Hospital

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  • Rene van Tonder

    I have been a patient of Dr Beatty since 25 April 2013. I then followed him after moving practice to the new building in Paardevlei and I have not looked back.

    At Somerset Eye Clinic, vision becomes a reality. Though advanced imaging and state-of-the-art technology, Dr Beatty diagnosed my eye problem timeously, thereby arrested the disease in it's earliest stages. Dr Beatty also practices the most sophisticated surgical techniques for the treatment of patients and remains on par with international research and developments in the field of ophthalmology.

    The dedicated team of ophthalmic assistants and administrators are handpicked to optimise practice management, functioning and patient care. Visiting Dr Beatty's practice feels like dealing with trusted, loyal family. Dr Beatty's gentle, patient, kind and caring manner, fosters patient loyalty, respect and long-term engagement.

    I am a strong advocate for his practice and a patient for life.

    Rene van Tonder
  • Pieter Moelich

    I was lucky enough to find Dr Beatty via a referral and I would refer him to anyone interested in Lasik / PRK eye surgery. The entire experience, which can be scary, was really pleasant with his and his staffs professional advise and care before, during and after the surgery. I am very thankful to be able to look at the world and go about my day to day activities without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses.

    Pieter Moelich
  • Elsabe de la Port

    Who it may concern

    About nine months ago Dr Beatty removed cataracts from both my eyes.

    The procedures were successful and I do recommend this particular specialist. He is always professional and it was a relaxed experience.

    The admin personnel are always friendly and professional.


    Elsabe de la Port