Ariela Lifshits Miller was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1977.
Ariela is an offspring of a family of doctors and has always dreamt of continuing the ascendancy and practicing medicine. She began actualizing her dream and studied medicine at the prestigious Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. Ariela made Aliya in order to practice medicine in Israel and was immediately accepted to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem, where she completed her medical internship with great success. Her love of the field and her professionalism helped her to be accepted into the Ophthalmology Department residency program at Hadassah Ein Kerem. After five years of residency at Hadassah, Ariela decided to actualize her love of children and the ophthalmology field. She began an additional two-year sub-specialization in 'Pediatric Ophthalmology' as a part of the group of specialists in the Ophthalmology Department at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Until recently, she has served in the role of senior pediatric ophthalmologist and surgeon, in the Ophthalmology Department at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.
Dr. Ariela Lifshits Miller, M.D. is a member of the Israel Ophthalmological Association, The Israeli Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology, a member of the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research, The (American) Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).
Nowadays, Dr. Ariela Lifshits Miller is the founder and manager of a new clinic, a leader in its field, at Givat Shaul, Jerusalem, specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. The clinic provides its patients with the highest level of medicine. Dr. Lifshits Miller performs the following surgical procedures: rectification of strabismus (squinting) & cataract in children, opening the nasolacrimal tear ducts, and more, at the "Asuta" hospital , Tel Aviv and at the "Nara Medical Center", Ramat Gan.
Dr. Lifshits Miller is a specialist in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, including: treatment of ambliopia (Lazy Eye), strabismus (squint) correction (pediatric and adult), pediatric cataract surgery, treatment of pediatric vision impairments, congenital eye defects, vision impairment manifested as learning disability, albinism, CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment), and more.
Dr. Lifshits Miller is promoting the issue of awareness among young parents to have their children's eyes routinely examined when they are one and three years old, and again prior to entering into first grade.
A little on a personal note to parents: I remember that in a routine examination of my little daughter I found she must wear glasses. I remember the mixed feelings with which I was filled in the first days after the diagnosis. I mainly recall the persistence that was required for accustoming my daughter to wear the glasses. Surely, also to accustom myself to put on the glasses for her every morning. What a difficult task this is, to remember not to lose the glasses in the kindergarten, in the forest, in the car, at grandma's house, here and there and everywhere. The parent's involvement in the various examination and treatment stages in children's eye diseases is very important. And from my personal experience, I very much understand how you feel and your fears. And hence, when going about treating your children, you, the parents, are the mirror of the mother that I am. In many respects, I draw inspiration and strength from you as well. I wish you only health!