Hadassah

Delicate Cataract Surgery Performed by Hadassah Hospital Specialist

Monday, Aug 20 2018

Dr. David Landau

Dr. Charlotte Slopak Goller had suffered from bad vision her whole life.

As a child, she found herself constantly needing thicker and thicker glasses. Only in high school did an optometrist correctly diagnose her condition as keratoconus, a disorder that results in progressive thinning of the cornea. Despite her visual challenges, she managed to get a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and complete post-graduate analytic training in New York. She had two corneal transplants before moving to Israel 24 years ago.

Over the years, her corneas aged and she developed cataracts. Removing the cataracts without damaging the corneas was a herculean task, but the Hadassah Medical Organization’s ophthalmology specialists were up to the challenge. Dr. David Landau, an expert in both cataracts and corneas, agreed to operate, without making any promises.

Following the surgery, Dr. Goller, a Hadassah life member and donor, reports that she could see better with glasses than she did as a teenager. When she came to see Dr. Landau for her post-operative visit, the first thing he did was download an app onto her cellphone. He told her to use it to check her vision to be sure it stayed strong.

“I couldn't recognize people on the street before,” Dr. Goller recalls. “Now,” she says, “I can see all the beauty around me. I'm so grateful.”

Learn more about the Hadassah Medical Organization.

Related Stories

alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

An Oasis of Peace

In the Jerusalem Post, Hadassah President Ellen Hershkin writes about Middle East peace, shared society and dignity for all.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

New, Larger Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Opens at Hadassah

With a $4.75-million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Hadassah Medical Organization has opened a new pediatric bone marrow transplantation...

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

Teaching the Value and Joy in Giving

The many children in Moises Jafif’s Mexican extended family will remember their visit to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for the rest of their lives.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Sep 6 2019

Creating an Exceptional Bar Mitzvah Experience

Thirty members of the Moises Jafif family from Mexico, along with their friends, came to Israel to celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Jak Jafif at the Kotel (the western wall of the ancient Temple Mount).

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More