Welcome to Prof. Blumenthal’s website, containing a wealth of information on cataract and glaucoma.

GLAUCOMA: This website contains in-depth information about: diagnosing and treating glaucoma, including eye-drops for lowering pressure, laser surgery for glaucoma (iridotomy, trabeculoplasty, and SLT) and glaucoma surgery including filtration surgery (trabeculectomy) and tubes. Additional glaucoma topics include: how to better place your eye drops, visual fields, imaging in glaucoma, Q&A’s and much, much more.

CATARACT: What is a cataract, how is it diagnosed, is cataract surgery difficult?, what are some of the risks and complications of cataract surgery, what exactly is performed during this elegant surgery, what happens on the day of surgery, and what does the inside of the operating room look like?

VIDEOS: In these teaching videos you have an opportunity to see Prof. Blumenthal explain numerous topics clustered in two main sections: videos about glaucoma and videos about cataract.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: including: some of Prof. Blumenthal’s research and inventions, answers to questions such as why does one receive 3 opinions when visiting 3 doctors, why is the pupil dilated during an eye exam, and how do I best utilize my health insurance to my advantage when seeking cataract and glaucoma care.

OTHER EYE DISEASES: this website provides a general overview of some common eye conditions, such as: reading glasses, myopia (near-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness), diseases of the cornea (such as corneal transplant), retina (such as macular degeneration and retinal detachment) and conditions requiring glasses.


This comprehensive website is a solid starting point to learn about your eye conditions. All the materials in this website were personally written by Prof. Eytan Blumenthal. If you would like to seek Prof. Blumenthal’s care for glaucoma and/or cataract, feel free to contact us, schedule and appointment, or read more about Prof. Blumenthal and about RambamHospital’s Department of Ophthalmology.
I wish you the very best of health.

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This website was written by Prof. Eytan Blumenthal, to better understand glaucoma & cataract. This information should not replace medical consultation.

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