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Ein Tal has a unique center specializing in cataract surgeries, staffed by the top cataract surgeons in Israel. More than 8,000 cataract surgeries are performed at Ein Tal every year. The center provides each patient with the most advanced medical solutions available in the field.


What is a Cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye and affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people, and usually occur after the age of 60.   


The clouding is mainly reflected in a gradual decrease in visual acuity. It may also cause sensitivity to glare, frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions, double vision in one eye, and altered color perception. The only effective treatment for cataracts is surgery, in which the cloudy lens is removed and replaced by an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).


Cataract Surgery

This surgery is carried out under local anesthesia. The cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an IOL, which takes over the lens' optical function.

Many important steps in this surgery can be performed with the help of an innovative laser device that is used at the Ein Tal center – a procedure called laser cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most successful in medicine, with a success rate of around 95-98%. However, as with any surgical intervention, it may also have complications. Most of these complications have an established, effective treatment and can be corrected.


Ein Tal Premium Center

 Ein Tal's Premium Center provides a unique service to eye surgeons all over the country. This leading center is a pioneer in intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations for specialized lenses and complex cases. Complete pre-operative analysis and recommended lens power selection are given for advanced lenses, including multifocal lenses (bifocal and trifocal), toric lenses (to manage astigmatism) and combined lenses (multifocal-toric). Surgical options and lens power calculations are given for complex cases such as high myopia and hyperopia, corneal pathologies (keratoconus, post-PKP), and conditions resulting from previous refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, RK), miscalculations or lens malposition. The Premium Center has gained a worldwide reputation and recognition in international publications, presentations and courses. 


Multifocal Lenses

These lenses correct vision for various focal lengths: far and near (bifocals) and even the intermediate distance (trifocals). About 90% of patients do not need glasses following the surgery. Multifocal IOLs are also suitable for patients who were not comfortable with multifocal glasses.


Toric Lenses to Correct Astigmatism

Many people have an elliptical corneal structure, shaped half an egg, instead of a symmetrical hemisphere. Known as astigmatism, this condition causes distortion of the image at any distance, and is corrected with a "cylinder" in the glasses. Today, "toric" IOLs are available that correct the optical distortion and enable sharp vision, even without glasses.