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Hadassah Eye Specialists Take Their Expertise to Nursing Homes

Wednesday, Feb 6 2019

Saving nursing home residents from the burden of commuting to the hospital for eye examinations, Hadassah Medical Organization ophthalmologists and optometrists have begun bringing their expertise to the seniors’ home setting.

During these special visits to the nursing homes, the ophthalmologist and optometrist conduct screening tests to identify any visual impairments, such as cataracts.  If a problem is identified, the individual is referred directly to the appropriate specialty clinic.

"The patients we examined were very appreciative of the effort we made to conduct this offsite testing,” relates optometrist Hadas Ben-Eli. Because of mobility challenges and the difficulty of traveling to the hospital, she explains, these seniors sometimes neglect their eye care. “We were extremely excited to help patients with their routine eye examinations and hope to continue assisting them in the future," Dr. Ben-Eli adds.

Dr. Itay Lavy, a senior ophthalmologist at Hadassah, notes that “it was wonderful meeting patients in their home setting, which definitely helped create an open, relaxed atmosphere.”  He appreciated the conversations he had with the seniors—conversations that are not possible during a clinic visit because of the time constraints. “They shared stories about the pre-state era, the establishment of Israel, the War of Independence, and the nightlife of Jerusalem at the time,” he recalls.  “What an incredible history lesson!”

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