Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology (302888)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric ophthalmology
About the department
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa offers the full service range for the diagnostics and treatment of eye diseases, including especially complex clinical cases. The department has in its arsenal high-tech laser equipment, which allows the doctors not only to detect ophthalmic diseases at the initial stages, but also successfully treat almost all common pathologies. The surgical treatment includes minimally invasive microsurgical procedures, which are bloodless and painless for the patient. With their help, the doctors restore vision even in the most serious pathologies. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Eytan Blumenthal.
The state-of-art diagnostic equipment allows the department's doctors to quickly and accurately examine the patients. During the diagnostic procedures, the doctors test visual acuity, objective and subjective refraction (astigmatism, farsightedness, myopia), conduct keratometry, measure intraocular pressure using non-contact pneumotonometer, carry out ultrasound scanning of the eye, determine the corneal thickness using pachymetry and use computer-assisted corneal topography to examine its surface. During the examination, the doctor also carries out fluorescence angiography and computer analysis of the fundus and optic disc using a retinal camera, examines the structure of the retina using optical coherence tomography, and examines the retinal vessels using laser Doppler flowmetry. Thanks to a wide range of modern examinations, the ophthalmologist can obtain comprehensive information about the presence and localization of the pathological process, its progression, as well as select the optimal treatment regimen.
The department actively performs laser eye correction procedures. They differ from classical interventions in low invasiveness, lack of blood, side effects and complications, as well as a short recovery period. As a rule, when choosing laser operation, there is no need for hospitalization, because such operations can be performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient can return home in a few hours.
It is worth noting that the department's ophthalmologists have extensive experience, undergo internships and special training in the largest Ophthalmology Centres in the USA and Europe. They are engaged in research activities, developing new treatment methods for eye diseases. The specialists make every effort to provide their patients the opportunity to see well.
The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- Open-angle glaucoma
- Closed-angle glaucoma
- Strabismus in adults and children
- Isotropy (convergent strabismus)
- Exotropia (divergent strabismus)
- Hypertropia (upward deviation of the eyeball)
- Hypotropia (downward deviation of the eyeball)
- Epiretinal fibrosis
- Marginal blepharitis
- Depending on the cause of occurrence:
- Staphylococcal blepharitis
- Seborrheic blepharitis
- Meibomian gland dysfunction
- Depending on the anatomical signs:
- Posterior blepharitis
- Anterior blepharitis
- Angular blepharitis
- Depending on the cause of occurrence:
- Eye movement disorders
- Peripheral dystrophy
- Retinal detachment
- Thromboses and central retinal artery occlusion
- Macular rupture
- Endocrine ophthalmopathy
- Benign and malignant eye tumors
- Optic atrophy
- Dry eye syndrome
- Other diseases of the eye and its appendages
Prof. Eytan Blumenthal is the Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa.
Prof. Blumenthal graduated (with honors) from the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University (Hadassah Medical Center), Jerusalem. After completing his residency in Ophthalmology at the Hadassah University Hospital, Prof. Blumenthal continued to specialize in glaucoma at the Shiley Eye Institute at UCSD, one of the top Glaucoma Centers worldwide.
Prof. Blumenthal specializes in the conservative treatment and surgery for difficult glaucoma and cataract cases. Such patients come from all over the country and from abroad. His major research interests include glaucoma, diagnostic technology in glaucoma, as well as developing diagnostic and surgical devices.
His research achievements include a lens used for laser treatment after glaucoma surgery and a device used during filtration surgery. His research focuses on the improvement of surgical techniques in complex cases.
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