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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

location_on Tel Aviv, Israel
9.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Ophthalmology (302985)

Anat Loewenstein

Prof. Dr. med.

Anat Loewenstein

Specialized in: ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of eye diseases. The Department offers outpatient, inpatient and emergency services meeting the highest international quality standards. The chief physician is Prof. Anat Loewenstein, one of the leading specialists in Israel and worldwide. 

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Sourasky Medical Center provides specialized diagnostic imaging testing. The most common of these include optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasound of the eye, visual field testing to detect glaucoma, central or peripheral retinal diseases, eyelid conditions and optic nerve diseases, as well as eye angiogram to evaluate the blood flow through the vessels in the back of the eye. The above-mentioned tests provide the basis for the most accurate diagnosis and consequently the most efficient treatment. 

The Department of Ophthalmology under the direction of Prof. Anat Loewenstein mostly deals with the following conditions:

  • Diseases of the retina and vitreous 
  • Cataracts
  • Pediatric eye diseases and strabismus
  • Disorders of the cornea and anterior chamber 
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmologic disorders 
  • Inflammatory eye conditions
  • Diseases of the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets (oculoplastics)
  • Low vision

The inpatient medical care in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center involves the comprehensive service range: preoperative preparation, surgery, postoperative follow-up, urgent care for conditions needing immediate treatment, such as eye trauma, corneal inflammation and eye infections, as well as elective surgeries. The emergency services are available 24 hours a day and cover traumatic injuries, severe eye infections, foreign object removal, chemical burns and sudden loss of vision. Ophthalmologists also offer consultations on medical issues, such as headaches (which may be due to increased intracranial pressure), visual disturbances due to neurological disorders and facial trauma, including eye socket fractures.

The range of medical services of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, headed by Prof. Anat Loewenstein, includes:

  • Intravitreal injections for retinal diseases
  • Retinal surgery
  • Advanced corneal transplant surgery
  • Trabeculectomy for the treatment of glaucoma
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Pterygium removal surgery to remove benign growth of the conjunctiva
  • Ptosis surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Plastic eyelid surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Surgery to treat eyelid cysts

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