Ophthalmology Department of Hadassah Hospital receive more than 45,000 patients every year. The experience of treating eye diseases accumulated by the doctors of the department exceeds the experience of most world clinics. That is why many of those who could not be helped in other eye clinics are cured here.
removal of cataracts in adults
removal of congenital and acquired cataracts in children
treatment of glaucoma
laser vision correction
treatment of strabismus and amblyopia
treatment of refractive errors (myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism)
treatment of inflammatory and allergic eye diseases
removal of eye tumors
treatment of retinal pathologies
treatment of keratoconus
treatment of diseases and corneal transplantation
treatment of subluxation of the lens of the eye in a genetic disease (Marfan syndrome), traumatic subluxation
treatment of nystagmus (involuntary oscillatory eye movements of high frequency)
treatment of disorders of the lacrimal system
VAST EXPERIENCE AND SKILL
In medical fields nowadays, when the patient has a wide range of clinics to choose all over the world, filigreed accuracy is required, as doctor’s experience is a decisive factor in getting excellent results. Fortunately Hadassah’s specialists with a vast background of fellowships and trainings in the best centers of the US or Europe, are practicing in Jerusalem, each of them saves the eyesight of hundreds of adults and children every month.
Professor Itai Hovers – Head of the Department of Ophthalmology.
Specialization: treatment of all types of diseases of the retina and vitreous body. Prof. Hovers conducted thousands of successful operations using the most modern methods and technologies.
Experience: more than 24 years.
Professor Eyal Banin – Head of the Center for Retinal and Macular Degeneration, Hadassah University Hospital.
Specialization: treatment of macular degeneration
Experience: 26 years.
Dr. Tareq Jaouni – a leading Specialist in the Ophthalmology Department at Hadassah University Hospital.
Specialization: complex and innovative retinal surgery, retinitis pigmentosa
Experience: 13 years.
Dr. Irene Antebi – Head of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Department.
Specialization: treatment of congenital visual defects, strabismus and other visual pathologies in children of all ages
Experience: more than 29 years.
For more than 15 years, the Hadassah Clinic has been conducting various projects to study the genetic causes of ophthalmic diseases. Here they were able to identify genetic causes for more than half of patients with various eye diseases. Most of them are born sighted, but due to the disease they begin to lose the ability to see between the ages of 5 and 20 years.
STATE OF THE ART DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING DIVISION
The department employs experienced specialists who have undergone many years of practice in large foreign centers. Using the latest methods of optical topography, doctors detect the slightest deviations in the structure of the eye, which allows you to make an accurate diagnosis before the disease has become neglected.
PEDIATRIC OPTHALMOLOGY: BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY
Before the operation, the anesthesiologist examines the child and explains to him and the parents the features of anesthesia and surgery.
The surgeon also examines the child and schedules the time of the operation. Parents are asked to arrive at the day hospital one hour before the scheduled time of the operation.
After surgery, children remain under medical supervision in a day hospital for some time. A few hours after the complete end of the anesthesia, they are discharged home.
Subsequent postoperative observation and a visit to the doctor are planned depending on the nature of the surgical intervention. Children who have undergone intraocular surgery are usually checked the next day. Those who have undergone extraocular surgery are invited to an appointment one to two weeks after surgery.