The Ophthalmology Department at the Hillel Yaffe Hospital serves a population of over 450,000 in the Sharon and Shomron districts, providing services in the various fields of ophthalmology including anterior segment, cataracts, glaucoma, retina, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, orthoptics and strabismus.
The department comprises the inpatient unit, outpatient clinics, and innovative operating rooms.
Then department is affiliated with the medical school of the Technion, is fully recognized for residency, and it offers training for students throughout the entire academic year. Additionally, the department runs an international training and specialization program in conjunction with university hospitals in Mexico.
The department staff is regularly involved in academic activity, including lectures to residents, press reviews and participation in local and international conferences.
The Inpatient Department has seven beds and is located on the fourth floor of the south wing. Patients admitted to the department include those who suffer from eyes diseases that require hospitalization, patients with injuries to the eye or trauma, as well as pre- and postoperative patients.
It should be noted that a large number of the operations are done through outpatient surgery, with no need for hospitalization in the department.
What you should know before coming in for an exam
Some of the exams/tests involve a process of dilating the pupils. This process leads to blurred vision that lasts for several hours. In this case, we recommend that you come with a companion.
The exam generally lasts no more than 15 minutes.
To come to the clinic, you will need the referral form from your attending physician and a letter of commitment from the medical insurer (HMO) and you also need to schedule an appointment.
To contact the clinic and to schedule an appointment or surgery, call:
Department – 04-7744441
Secretary and person in charge of scheduling surgery – Nini Bar Yaakov – 04-7744449, Fax 04-7744626
Clinic – 04-7744297.
Telephone calls are taken from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Otherwise, you can leave a message and we will get back to you.
To schedule appointments – 04-7744458/528
List of clinics
Click the name of the clinic for further information.
Cornea and Anterior Segment
Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic
Retina and Vitreous
Inflammatory Eye Diseases (Uveitis)
General Eye Diseases
Oculoplastics (diseases of the eyelids, eye socket and tear ducts)
Ocular Imaging – OCT, US and Angiography
Strabismus and Focus