The Eyes of Isaac, Ophthalmic Care Through The Prism Of Judaism

NORMAN SAFFRA, MD, FACS, is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is one of the nation’s leading ophthalmic laser and microsurgeons. Dr. Saffra is known for his expertise in treating diseases that cause visual loss.

For over thirty years, the Eye Institute at Maimonides Medical Center, under the leadership of Dr. Saffra, has been at the forefront of research into diseases that cause permanent vision loss. It is his unique perspective and experience in taking care of Jewish patients who have been severely impacted by loss of vision that has led to the creation of this book.

Dr. Saffra’s skill, expertise, and unfailing commitment to those seeking his consultation are legendary. The Eyes of Isaac is an impressive guide full of important information and a great read. It has been an honor to count Dr. Saffra as a friend of Refuah Helpline for over twenty years.

Rebbetzin Hanna Landau, Executive Director, Refuah Helpline

The concise and clear explanations by Dr. Saffra and the contributing authors will have a great impact on anyone reading this book.

Baruch (Bernie) Gips, Coordinator, Boro Park and Catskills Hatzolah

Dr. Norman Saffra and his colleagues give us tremendous insight into vision and eye care, vision loss and low vision, halachic perspectives, and ethical and genetic considerations. The halachic and ethical questions raised and answered are a resource that doesn’t exist anywhere else in one location.

Barry Stern, President and CEO, Maimonides Community Hospital

Dr. Norman Saffra has taken his decades of medical knowledge and expertise and integrated his encyclopedic knowledge of original halachic sources as it pertains to all aspects of our eyesight.

Rabbi Avrohom Friedlander, Rabbi of Maimonides Medical Center

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