Dr. Frans J. Cronjé Practice
MBChB (UP), BSc(Hons), MSc (Aerospace), DOM
Designated Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
Diving Medical Examiner - Class II (Air)
Occupational Medical Practioner
Near Tygervalley, Ridgeworth (Bellville)
PLEASE NOTE: Dr Frans and Sr Lucie Cronje have accepted a two-year training and clinical position in Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine at the American Mission Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 26 February 2023 until 3 March 2025.
The South African practice will not be available for appointments from 20 February 2023 until 1 March 2025.
After 17 February 2023, the Booking tab below will only show availability after 3 March 2025.
Note there is now also a LIGHT BLUE BUTTON with a list of all Senior DAME's in CT area and a
DARK BLUE BUTTON with all the Diving Medical Practitioners in South Africa on a Map with their details as you Zoom in.
Kindly make appointments with them.
All your records are available to them through the SACAA EMPIC system or SAUHMA Database, so your visit to them should be simple and without any difficulty. Thank you for your support of our practice. Some of you have been with us for many years, and we will miss you until we hopefully see you again in 2025. With great appreciation. Dr Frans & Sr Lucie Cronje
Dizziness & Balance Disorders
Dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders are an important theme within diving medicine. There are many general medical causes for derangements of function, but in diving medical contexts, the underlying pathology may also include inner ear decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, and inner ear barotrauma. These are dealt with in great detail in other lectures on Pathophysiology of Decompression Illness and Dizziness & Vertigo in Divers.
This presentation offers a foundational overview of the sensory organs and integration systems responsible for maintaining balance and orientation and how they may be disrupted. It also offers a practical approach to diagnosing and managing dizziness and vertigo beyond the more familiar considerations of recompression or medication.