Dr. Alon Skaat
Dr. Alon Skaat (M.D) is a senior glaucoma and cataract expert and surgeon at the Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and serves as a glaucoma consultant at “Maccabi health services”.
He serves as a board of director’s member of the Israeli Ophthalmological Society, and as a lecturer at the Sackler faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Skaat is an active member of the Israeli Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Israeli Glaucoma Society, the American Glaucoma Society, the American Society for Eye and Vision Research (ARVO), and the World Glaucoma Association (WGA).
Dr Skaat’s private clinic is located at 5 Ussishkin Street, Ramat Hasharon.
Dr Skaat has finished his residency at the ophthalmology department at the “Sheba” medical center, and has received the “outstanding resident award” from the Israeli Ophthalmological Society.
In the years 2013-2015, he has graduated clinical and research fellowships in glaucoma and cataract at the prestigious New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai in Manhattan, New York, which accounts to be one of the leading glaucoma centers in the world, under the guidance of renowned glaucoma experts Prof. Robert Rich and Prof. Jeffrey Liebbman.
He has specialized in the best therapeutic and surgical approaches in glaucoma and cataract, treated severe patients who were referred to the medical center from all over the United States and around the world, and acquired extensive clinical and surgical experience in treating complex clinical cases.
In addition, Dr. Skaat is an active clinical researcher and the principal investigator of numerous studies. His current main areas of research interest include the causes of glaucoma, glaucoma progression, glaucoma surgeries, new glaucoma treatments, and ocular imaging. His studies have been published in leading scientific journals around the world, and he is invited as a lecturer at many national and international conferences.
Dr Skaat has been awarded several times by the Israeli Ophthalmological Society, and has received the Stein Prize for excellency, the Martie fund research award, the Israeli Society for Vision & Eye Research (ISVER) Excellence award, the Edith C. Blum foundation fund scientist award and more.