Medical Units

Outpatient Service

The ophthalmic outpatient service at Soroka Medical center, functions as a tertiary referral center, providing medical service for more than 40,000 patients a year.

Shortly

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Elective and urgent treatments given by physicians specialized in a wide range of ophthalmic specialties.

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The outpatient clinic provides comprehensive services such as, laser treatments, eyelid lesion removal, botulinum treatment and intra-vitreal injections.

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A high proportion of our patients travels a long distance to the hospital on every visit, thus required us to redesign the service in unique manner.

Ophthalmology Section

On a single visit, we provide imaging, examination, and treatment (subject to medical requirement and availability) In addition, due to an increased prevalence of genetic ophthalmic conditions, we offer a comprehensive medical and surgical service for the follow-up, and treatment of children with congenital or acquired ophthalmic diseases (Glaucoma, Cataract, ROP, Amblyopia and more).

Oculoplastic

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with pathologies
of the orbit, tears pathway, and eyelids.

Glaucoma

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with diagnosed or suspected glaucoma. As a tertiary referral center, it offers a full spectrum of diagnosis and treatment, including Imaging, laser treatments for glaucoma, and a large variety of surgical solutions. 

Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of eye problems in children Poor visual development (amblyopia), Cataract, Glaucoma, Retinal pathologies, and Tumors, and patients with misaligned eyes (strabismus) at all ages.

Neuro-ophthalmology

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with neurological diseases affecting the vision, diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathway.

Cornea and External Disease

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with disorders of the cornea and outer segment of the eye (i.e. Keratoconus, dry eye, corneal abscess). It offers a full spectrum of diagnosis and treatment, including procedures such as cross linking, amniotic membrane implant and corneal transplant of all types (DMEK, DALK, PKP).

Retina

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with disorders of the Retina, including Diabetic retinopathy, Age related macular degeneration, Retinal vascular occlusion and more.
Each case is followed and treated individually, based on clinical and imaging tests. A vast spectrum of retinal procedures is performed (i.e. laser treatments, intraocular injections, and surgeries for retinal detachment repair, for macular hole, and for severe cases of complicated diabetic retinopathy).

Uveitis

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of uveitis, accordance to the type, and to the severity of the inflammation.

Laser

An advanced laser devices are operated in the outpatient clinic. A wide spectrum of laser based treatments for retinal pathologies, glaucoma, and for secondary cataract is performed by highly skilled physicians.

Ocular imaging

A variety of ocular imaging for the follow-up and diagnosis of the majority of patients is performed, including - OCT/A, FA, ICG, Pentacam, Specular microscopy, ultrasound and visual field testing.

Orthoptist and optometrist

Diagnosis, follow-up and treatment of patients with disturbances of ocular misalignment (strabismus), visual development (amblyopia), and refractive errors, for both children and adults of all ages.
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How to prepare for a visit in the outpatient clinic?

A valid referral from a medical doctor.

A list of your drops and daily dosage (we recommend bringing the bottles themselves with you or to keep a photo on your cellular device).

Summary of relevant medical follow-up, and diagnostic tests (Imaging, lab etc...).

If you use glasses, you should bring them with you.

In case of ocular misalignment (strabismus) please bring past photos of you.

During a Visit

You will first take a number to be called to the front desk, there you will be registered and referred to a nurse for visual acuity test. Afterward, you will be directed to the doctor's office. You will have to wait patiently until your number will be called by the doctor.

Occasionally, the doctor will need to instill dilating eye drops, for their effect to be optimal you'll normally have to wait between 20-40min.
In any case of procedure (i.e. laser, ocular injections) you will be asked to sign a consent form after a brief explanation on the procedure, its effect and risks.

Please note! The order may change according to urgency or to any medical consideration. 

Following a visit

In case of a dilated eye exam, you should avoid driving for 3-4 hours, otherwise, in a case of non-dilated eye exam, there's no limitation.
Dilated eye may cause blurry vision, difficulty reading and glare.  These are all normal symptoms, that should past, in most cases, after a few hours.  Wearing sunglasses may help.

 

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