Glaucoma & Cataract Can be Treated TogetherJudy Siegel-Itzkovich, THE JERUSALEM POST. Jan 29, 2003
Although cataracts can be removed only with surgery, modern cataract surgery is extremely efficient and considered one of the most common – if not most common – and one of the safest surgical procedures available. Once discovered, special eye drops usually stabilize the increased pressure that underlies glaucoma. Some patients need laser surgery, while a minority will be need conventional surgery. Glaucoma surgery opens a channel for fluid to drain out of the eye to compensate for the normal channel that is not functioning.
- New Products, EuroTimes (A publication of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Volume 10, Issue 7, July 2005
A man of visionJudy Siegel-Itzkovich, THE JERUSALEM POST. Aug 8, 2004
Glaucoma and cataracts are two common causes of blindness. A new book by an Israeli ophthalmologist describes them and details how they can be cured or controlled.
Was David the world’s first expert on ophthalmology? His adversary, Goliath, had vision problems. The biblical text indicates that this was not due to glaucoma but to a pituitary gland tumor, which puts pressure on the optic nerve. The tumor was also responsible for the overproduction of growth hormone which made him a giant. David took advantage of Goliath’s problem, got up close and managed to fell him with a single stone from his sling.