Strabismus Surgery in Israel

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Israel performing Strabismus Surgery.
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Rambam Medical Center Contact Rambam Medical Center
Public Hospital, Haifa, Israel
A large teaching hospital staffed by over 4,000 physicians, nurses, researchers, and allied caregivers, Rambam is Northern Israel’s largest hospital, a tertiary referral center for a population of over 2 million people.
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Strabismus is treated at Rambam Medical Center
13 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Prof. Benjamin Miller, MD
Prof. Benjamin Miller, MD
Director, Department of Ophthalmology
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Prof. Meyer Chava
Senior Vice Chairperson of the Ophthalmology Department
Sheba Medical Center Contact Sheba Medical Center
Public Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel
The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.
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Strabismus is treated at Sheba Medical Center
5 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
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Dr. Dastnic Zvi
Eye Surgery
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Dr. Melamed Shlomo
Eye Surgery
Assuta Hospital Contact Assuta Hospital
Private Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.
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Strabismus is treated at Assuta Hospital
10 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Boklmn Amir
Dr. Boklmn Amir
Ophthalmology
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Dr. Rosen Nahum
Ophthalmology
Rabin Medical Center Contact Rabin Medical Center
Public Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.
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Strabismus is treated at Rabin Medical Center
6 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
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Prof. D.Weinberger
Ophtalmology
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Dr. N.Loya
Cornea
Herzliya Medical Center Contact Herzliya Medical Center
Private Hospital, Herzliya, Israel
A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.
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Strabismus is treated at Herzliya Medical Center
12 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
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Dr. Ben - Haim
Ophthalmology
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Dr. Chen Verde
Cornea, Cataract
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About Strabismus Surgery

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What is Strabismus Surgery?
Strabismus surgery is eye muscle surgery to correct the alignment of the eyes. Strabismus surgery strengthens and weakens eye muscles to achieve correct double vision or a squint.

What are the types of Strabismus Surgery?
The most common Strabismus Surgery procedures are:
  • Recession: The surgeon weakens the eye muscle in this procedure. To access the eye muscle, the surgeon makes a small cut in the tissue of the eye. The surgeon cuts the eye muscle and repositions it farther back into the eye.
  • Resection: The surgeon strengthens the eye muscle. The surgeon makes a small cut in the tissue of the eye. A short section of the eye muscle is removed and the shortened muscle is attached back to the eye.
  • Adjustable suture: In this procedure, an adjustable suture is used to attach the eye muscle in a new place on the wall of the eye. Adjustments are made to the eye alignment when the patient is fully awake with the eye numbed.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
20 minutes to 1 hour.

Number of sessions required:
Often one operation will be enough to achieve permanent success, but sometimes further procedures are needed following initial surgery.

Days admitted:
Almost all patents leave the hospital or clinic the same day.

Anesthesia:
Strabismus surgery is carried out under general anesthesia although local anesthesia is sometimes used for adults.

Recovery:
- Soreness may persist for up to 3 hours following strabismus surgery and the eyes may stay red for a few weeks.
- Patients can usually return to normal activities 2 to 3 days after strabismus surgery.
- The final outcome of the surgery is usually apparent 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.

Risks:
- Unsatisfactory alignment of the eyes (over and under correction).
- Double vision.
- Infection.
- Loss of vision (very rare).

After care:
- Treat moderate pain with painkillers.
- Use antibiotic or medicated eye drops, if prescribed, to lessen the chances of infection.
- Avoid swimming for several days following strabismus surgery.
- Avoid wearing contact lenses for two weeks.
- There may be a small change in glasses prescription following strabismus surgery.

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