Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal


Surgery and Lasers

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Trabeculoplasty – Laser for Open-Angle Glaucoma

Patients with the typical form of glaucoma (which is called open-angle glaucoma) are generally treated with eye-drops. When intraocular pressures remain high despite medical treatment, two additional treatment modalities exist: laser treatment or surgery, which are both powerful options to further reduce intraocular pressure. Laser treatment for open-angle glaucoma is called trabeculoplasty and its purpose is to

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Surgery for Glaucoma- Introduction

Surgery is necessary in those situations in which medicines and laser surgery are not adequate to sufficiently control the intraocular pressure. When an ophthalmologist decides that there is a risk for further advance of the disease despite current treatment, he is likely to recommend surgical intervention. Of all the existing surgeries performed to treat glaucoma,

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Ophthalmology surgeon operating

The Inside of Our Operating Room

Both cataract and glaucoma surgeries are preformed in our dedicated ophthalmology operating rooms at the Rambam Health Care Campus. From the photos below you can get a glimpse of what an operating room looks like, and learn a little about the atmosphere and make-up of our operating rooms.  Showing these photos is not just about curiosity. Knowing what

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Surgeon and operating microscope during an eye operation

Is Cataract Surgery Difficult

Many patients ask their ophthalmologists if cataract surgery is considered difficult. My answer is: “it depends for whom”.  For the surgeon performing the surgery, it is a delicate and precise procedure which requires intense concentration and experience. However, for the patient, the surgery is quite simple. The patient lies on a bed in the operating room and

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Capsulotomy - a laser procedure aimed at opening a hole in an opaque posterior capsule

Can a Cataract Return?

If not, than what are ‘Secondary Cataract’ and ‘Posterior Capsulotomy’? Many patients are concerned that they might need to undergo a second cataract operation on the same eye, some time in the future. I always assure my patients that they needn’t worry about this concern. During treatment, the cataract, which is a clouding of the lens, is

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YAG laser for treating secondary cataract and glaucoma

Laser Capsulotomy

(Removing a secondary cataract with a laser, a procedure called capsulotomy) During cataract surgery, your eye-surgeon will replace the natural lens of the eye with an artificial one which is transparent and will remain that way for ever. The reason for removing the natural lens is connected to its gradual opacification, so that instead of being

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