The Michaelson Institute for Rehabilitation of Vision was established in Jerusalem in 1973 by the world-renowned Professor I.C. Michaelson. The Michaelson Institute is an integral part of the Department of Ophthalmology, offering services to children, young adults, and senior citizens suffering from low vision. The Michaleson Institute provides diagnosis, counseling, and support for patients with low vision, enabling them to acclimate successfully and independently in their daily lives.
The Michaelson Institute provides a multidisciplinary approach. The staff is comprised of ophthalmologists, optometrists, a genetic counselor, and a social worker. The services offered by the Michaelson Institute include diagnoses, genetic counseling for ocular genetic diseases, social counseling and family therapy, and visual rehabilitation with individually-fitted low vision aids loaned to the patient for a trial period.
Our expertise includes all diseases that result in low vision such as, albinism, aniridia, optic atrophy, macular degeneration (familial or age-related), retinal degenerative diseases (among them retinitis pigmentosa), infantile nystagmus, glaucoma, Leber's Amaurosis, Retinopathy of prematurity, and cerebral visual impairment.
Head of Institute:
Dr. Yahalom Claudia