Sourasky has got a golden medal for quality and safety of treatment
The Clinic was accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2014.
Eye diseases in adults and children are diagnosed and successfully treated at Ophthalmology Center of Sourasky.
Ophthalmologists-surgeons conduct over 1,600 operations annually.
Complex multidisciplinary program is developed at Sourasky specially for international patients.
Diagnostics of retinoblastoma in children is conducted using modern equipment. The majority of procedures are performed in invasive way. They are absolutely painless and safe for children’s health. Some of diagnostic procedures require a complete rest, so a little patient is cast into light medication sleep.
A treatment plan depends on the stage of tumor and level of metastatic spread. Israeli ophthalmologists at Sourasky prefer applying organ-preserving methodssuch as cryotherapy and photocoagulation. Radiation therapy can be also used both as the main and an additional method. Special type of chemotherapy (intraarterial one) is also performed: it influences only retinoblastoma without damaging healthy tissues.
If an eye tumor have metastases, doctors may apply radical surgical method - enucleation - which supposes a removal of eyeball.
All applied methods for the treatment of retinoblastoma give a good results: cure rate is up to 90% and preservation of eye - up to 80%.
Sheba Hospital is one of the leading state medical center in Israel. Ophthalmology Department of Sheba specializes in the treatment of children’s eye diseases. Annually nearly 3,000 patients are treated in the day hospital and 40,000 ones - outpatiently.
To develop an effective treatment plan, the following methods for diagnostics of retinoblastoma are applied:
Treatment of retinoblastoma requires a complex approach including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alternative and surgical methods. Israeli doctors focus on preservation of eye and visual functions, so such radical method as enucleation (removal of eyeball) is very rarely used.
For the treatment of retinoblastoma in children, a special type of chemotherapy (intraarterial one) is applied. It affects only cells of retinoblastoma without damaging healthy tissues and organs.
Specialized Department for the treatment of children
Rambam is the largest state hospital of Northern Israel. It is an academic, clinical and scientific-research base of the Institute of Technology Technion. Doctors of the Ophthalmology Department treat congenital and acquired eye diseases using state-of-the-art technologies.
Specialists at Rambam conduct diagnostics of retinoblastoma using advanced technologies. All procedures are safe and painless for a little patient. Among them are:
|Consultation of an ophthalmologist||270 - 430 $|
|CT (computer tomography)||1410 $|
|Bone marrow puncture with cytogenetic analysis|
|U.S. eyeball||370 $|
|Complete blood and urine tests|
Within treatment of retinoblastoma it is important not only to fight a disease but also to save an eye and visual function. For the best result a complex treatment (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alternative and surgical methods) is applied.
Alternative methods (cryotherapy and photocoagulation) are frequently used because of their high effectiveness and non-traumatic characteristics.
Such radical method as removal of eye is rarely performed, but it has a high cure-rate, and after its applying an eye prosthesis can be installed.
Ophthalmologist. The Head of the Retina Department, the Head of clinical research at the hospital Rambam
Head of the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, specialist in the field of strabismus
Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
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