Ophthalmology

The Division of Ophthalmology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center diagnoses and treats the complete spectrum of ophthalmological care, eye disease, and trauma.

Ophthalmology Division

Quality eye care is offered by accomplished clinicians through outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitalization services, and emergency services

Ophthalmological services

Through specialty ophthalmology clinics, patients receive world-class care for eye conditions, including:

  • Retina and vitreous humor conditions
  • Cataracts
  • Pediatric eye diseases and strabismus
  • Corneal and anterior chamber disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuro-ophthalmologic disorders
  • Oculoplastic and orbital conditions
  • Inflammatory eye conditions

Advanced imaging services

The imaging clinic offers specialized diagnostic and testing services, including:

  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain detailed images within the retina
  • Ultrasound of the eye to evaluate the eye area, measure size and structure, and detect retina conditions and other problems not diagnosable through routine exams
  • Visual field testing to detect glaucoma, central or peripheral retinal disease, eyelid conditions, and optic nerve disease
  • Eye angiogram to evaluate the blood flow through the vessels in the back of the eye

Inpatient services

Hospitalization services include pre-operative preparation; surgery; post-surgery follow-up; urgent care for conditions needing immediate treatment, such as eye trauma, corneal inflammation and eye infections; and elective surgeries, such as retina or glaucoma procedures.

Emergency care

Ophthalmological services are available 24 hours a day, covering traumatic injuries, severe eye infections, foreign object removal, chemical burns, and sudden loss of vision. Ophthalmologists also offer consultation 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 bone fractures.

Specialty procedures

  • Intravitreal injections for retinal disease
  • Retinal surgery
  • Advanced corneal transplant surgery
  • Filtration surgery (trabeculectomy and valve implants) – for treatment of glaucoma
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Pterygium removal surgery – to remove benign growth of the conjunctiva
  • Ptosis surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Plastic eyelid surgery
  • Orbital surgery
  • Chalazion surgery – to treat eyelid cysts

Specialty clinics

  • Retina and vitreous humor
  • Cataracts
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
  • Cornea and anterior chamber
  • Cornea Bank
  • Glaucoma
  • Neurological disorders of the eye (neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Ultrasound of the eye
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain detailed images within the retina
  • Pseudotumor cerebri (idiopathic intracranial hypertension)
  • Eye inflammations (uveitis)
  • General eye disease
  • Diseases of the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets (oculoplastics)
  • Strabismus and orthoptics (disorders of vision, eye movement and eye alignment)
  • Low vision

FAQ

It is normal to feel unsure about going abroad to get medical treatment in a foreign country. Knowledge is the key for your peace of mind! Therefore we encourage you to research and get as much info as possible about the hospital, the staff and the treatment that is available. At Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, we will be more than happy to answer all your questions and provide you with all the necessary info so you can make a sound decision. Our vast experience and track record of success is our way to make you feel comfortable. Please feel free to contact our Medical Tourism Center directly on +972-3-697-3426 to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to answer all your questions.
We are a department within the Medical Center. All the stuff and members are employees of the Medical Center. We are not an agent. When you deal with us, you deal directly with the Medical center. Therefore, there are no extra fees or commissions on top of the price of treatments.
Tel Aviv is centrally located, an easy plane flight from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S. Convenient flights are available from major cities throughout the world from a broad spectrum of airlines. Just 20 minutes from Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport, the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel's most vibrant metropolis and the center of the country's finance, commerce, arts, culture, and entertainment activities. The Medical Center is just a several-minute drive from the beautiful, relaxing beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. Tel Aviv is blessed with a comfortable climate: short, mild winters with plenty of pleasant, sunny days, delightful spring and fall seasons, and a constantly sunny summer from June through October. Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city that offers so much to tourists and residents alike. With a wide array of accommodation options—from luxurious to low-budget hotels—Tel Aviv is an extremely friendly city for visitors seeking medical treatment. This European-style city offers an excellent public transportation system. There are highly accessible convenience supermarkets and coffee shops—usually open 24 hours a day—within walking distance of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. There is an abundance of shopping, ranging from clothing boutiques and artisan crafts to art galleries and leading international brand shops.
Our Medical Center will schedule your medical treatment at the best time convenient for you. We encourage you to enjoy your stay in Israel.  You can take the opportunity to discover the wonderful tourist sites and to enjoy the various leisure activities that the country offers. For further information, you can also visit this site.
Israel is renowned for its quality of healthcare all over the world. The Sourasky Medical Center is at the forefront of medical care. We apply the latest and most sophisticated technologies for advanced therapeutic services and precise diagnostic testing. Our state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your stay. Our English speaking exceptional doctors are esteemed internationally for their expertise and pioneering techniques, and about 90% of them have practiced or trained abroad, at leading healthcare facilities in North America or Europe. The Medical Center complies with international standards for medical procedures, diagnostic testing, and clinical research.
Yes. All Medical Center physicians are fully licensed by to practice their specialty in Israel. In addition, many are Board Certified in their specialty in the US or Europe. There are more than 1150 physicians, 600 of whom are medical specialist and 373 of the physicians hold academic status at the Tel Aviv University.
Given the outstanding level of quality care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s fees are surprisingly reasonable. In most instances, treatment at the Medical Center, including medical fees and travel expenses, are considerably lower than comparable medical facilities in the US or Europe. The cost of treatment varies significantly, depending upon the type of treatment and its complexity. Please contact our Medical Tourism Center to provide the details of your required treatment and we will be happy to provide you a price quote
The price list for the various medical treatments that we offer can be found on the Israeli Ministry of Health's website. Please refer to the column titled: Price for patient from abroad.
It is important to ensure you have the correct documentation required to enter the country. For example, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Israel. Visitors from some countries must have a tourist visa. We recommend that you check the website of the local Israeli Consulate in your country for more specific information.
The staff at the Medical Tourism Center is ready and willing to assist you with all your needs. We will be more than happy to discuss your specific situation and provide you with any additional information regarding our medical services, doctors and facilities. If necessary we can provide you testimonials from former patients. Please feel free to contact us today.
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