A First-of-its Kind Microscope

Ziv's Ophthalmology Department, Headed by Prof. Joseph Pikkel, has recently acquired an advanced microscope for counting Endothelin Cells in the Cornea. There are currently ten such microscopes in the world and this is the first to be used in a hospital in Israel. "The importance of this microscopic examination is in the evaluation of the success of different eye surgeries performed in situations in which the Cornea has been compromised, such as cataract and cornea transplant surgery. The examination is fast and accurate, causing little discomfort to the patient" said Prof. Pikkel.