Prof. Ray Melmed

iMER Administrative Medical Director

Prof. Ray MelmedBorn in South Africa in 1938, married with 2 children. Graduate of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Specialized training in Internal medicine, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, University of London. Registered as a Specialist in Internal Medicine. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London. Previously, Head of Department of Medicine and of the Unit of Behavioral Medicine in Internal Medicine, at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical School.

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Patients’ Stories

Diagnostis has a paramount significance in modern medicine in general and particularly in the field of ophthalmology. A wrong diagnosis and consequent erroneous treatment can cause lead toirreparable damages – physical, moral and financial. Following two wrong diagnoses, numerous tests and several months of inefficient treatment, ophthalmologists in Bellarus diagnosed Christina K., a resident of Vitebsk, as afflicted with exudative retinitis, known as Coats’ disease. Since inappropriate treatment had been administered in the early stages of the disease (the doctor prescribed injections ),an initially reversible
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