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The Wohl Ophthalmology and Blindness Prevention Unit

The Ophthalmology Unit at Schneider Children’s is the largest of its kind in Israel and handles about 10,000 visits annually. The skilled and experienced team specializes in the diagnosis of diseases of the retina, optic nerve and brain that reduce vision as well as disorders that cause double vision. The most advanced techniques are used for corrective procedures whether they be for retinal repair in a premature infant, fitting glasses to a child, or conducting cataract or glaucoma surgeries in toddlers.

Director of the Unit:

Prof. Gad Dotan

Location: 5th Floor
Hours: Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-15:00
Tel: 972-3-9253756
Fax: 972-3-9253273

Appointments: 972-3-9253210, Sundays to Thursdays, 08:00-15:00;
Holiday eves and intermediary holidays: 08:00-12:00

Senior Physicians

Dr. Miriam Ehrenberg
Dr. Uri Elbaz
Dr. Ronit Freeling
Prop. Moshe Snir

Dr. Amir Sternfeld


Laure Attia
Orly borochov
Yael Levy
Ilana Sherf
Refaela Segal

Head Nurse

Yehudit Bagan

Medical Services

  • Strabismus (squints) and refractive errors
  • Cornea transplants
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology - neurological disorders related to vision
  • Eyelid, Orbit and Lacrimal Duct Surgery
  • Laser or vitroretinal surgery
  • Follow-up of premature infants’ vision
  • Retinal repair with lucentis injections
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea disorders
  • Autoimmune (Uveitis) and infectious diseases
  • Botulinum for disorders of the eyelids, strabismus and lacrima
  • Hemangiomas and lymphangiomas of the eyelids and orbits
  • Degenerative hereditary diseases of the retina
  • Tumors


Letter from the community physician together with the payment guarantee
Referral by doctors at Schneider Children’s


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