Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness in the world. If you or a loved one has diabetes, it is so important to have a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Call us today for your appointment!

Always ensure to wear the sunglasses to protect your delicate eyes against blazing sun this summer!

Are you ready to enjoy life without the hassle of glasses or contacts? Take the first step by calling Eye Care Center today at 01 747078/9 for your LASIK evaluation!

The one and ONLY  iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System in Lebanon from Abbott Medical Optics allows your physician to customize the procedure just for you, making possibilities realities. Start seeing life to the MAX!


Tour ECC and Enjoy the Latest in Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment.

Multifocal IOLs are now used in up to 40% of cataract surgery in Europe and the US.  Dr. Pierre Mardelli was the first surgeon to have used it in Lebanon and the Middle East back in 2004. Come benefit from our years of experience and let us show you the difference.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and around the eyelids for a short period of time (temporary). At ECC we aim for a more "natural look".

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.  ECC acquired the latest Visual Field Analyzer from Haag Streit and OCT from Optovue. Both are vital for earlier diagnosis and follow-up of this blinding disease.

The newest generation excimer laser from AMO: The VISX S4 with the iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio (TM). This is the first system of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. Go ahead and call us for more info.

Custom LASIK with the iDesign Wavescan Studio System combines two exciting technologies to reshape the cornea to reduce or eliminate visual distortions. This technology has the potential to improve how much and how well you can see as well as reduce the risks of post-LASIK complications.

LASIKis a refractive surgical procedure that corrects your vision, thus lessening your dependence on any corrective devices such as contact lenses or eyeglasses. At ECC we strive to offer you the latest technology such as Custom LASIK using the iDesign Wavescan.

With the new aquisition of the latest generation excimer laser, ECC is setting the bar ever higher. We strive to provide our patients with the best customer-care experience and quality of vision available today.

Important for you
Administering Eyedrops and Ointments

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1. Wash your hands thoroughly.

2. Have the patient sit down.

3. Make sure you check with the Dr's instructions, what medication and which eye?

4. Always read the label, make sure you checked the expiration date and the correct medication.

5. Refrain from touching the bottle tip to the lids, lashes, surface of the eye or your hands inorder to maintain sterility of the bottle contents.

Applying Drops:

Improperly instilled eyedrops do not reach the eye, thus preventing the treatment. The following technique helps ensure optimal drug delivery.

1. Have the patient tilt the head far back. If a patient has difficulty in bending the neck to the back, Make him lay down on a flat surface.

2. Ask the patient to look up with both eyes open.

3. Pull down the lower lid gently using your pinky and the ring finger of the hand holding the bottle. This motion create a cup to catch the drops.

4. Squeeze the bottle gently and direct it towards the cul-de-sac (the saclike or pouch that is formed when you pull the lower lid down), and not toward the cornea (Figure Below).

5. Tell the patient to close both eyes gently for 2 minutes.

6. Remove any excess drops from the patient's lids with a clean tissue.

Applying Ointments:

The Same prepartions should be perform before applying any ointments.

1. Squeeze the tube lightly and apply it on the surface of the lower lid, moving from inner to the outer canthus (Figure Below). Prevent the tip from touching the eye, eyelashes, or skin to avoid contamination of the tube. Detach the ointment from the tip with a twisting motion.

2. Tell the patient to close the eyes without squeezing.

3. Remove any excess oinment from the skin with a fresh tissue or gauze.

Note: Next time, express a small amount of ointment (approximately one-half inch) onto a fresh gauze, tissue or a cotton ball and discard it.


What to expect after the insertion of Punctum Plugs

Relief Is In Site

 The doctor has inserted small soft silicone plugs in your natural tear ducts (punctal openings). The following instructions outlines what to expect following the insertion and how to care for your eyes.

When will you experience relief?

In most cases, some relief is experienced soon after the insertion of plugs. For others, relief is a gradual process of realizing that their eyes are no longer causing them discomfort.

How fo you care for your plugs?

- As a general rule, it is best to keep your hands away from your eyes. Never press on the plugs.

- Clean depris or "sleep" from the eyes with a soft cotton swab dipped in luke warm water. be sure not to rub too hard as you may irritate your eyes or dislodge the plug.

- If the plug comes out, call Dr. Mardelli or the center; do not attempt to reinsert it.

When will you notice the Plug?

You may notice a slight amount of discomfort in the tear duct area of excessive tearing for a few days after insertion. If you are concerned, or if any unusual problems arise, which seem related to the plug, please contact the center or Dr. Mardelli.

Can Plugs be removed?

Dr. Mardelli can remove your punctum (punctal) plugs quite easily. Do not attempt to remove them yourself.

Vision Myths


Sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyesight.

Your parents may have warned you that you would ruin your eyes forever if you sat too close to the television or if you watched too much of it. Unfortunately for parents, that's not true. Watching televisions, including LCDs and flat screens, can't cause your eyes any harm. The same is true for using the computer too much or watching 3-D movies. Your eyes may feel more tired if you sit too close to the TV or spend a lot of time working at the computer or watching 3-D movies, but you can fix that by giving your eyes a rest.

Wearing glasses makes your eyes dependent on them

Your glasses aren't changing your eyes so that they become dependent on your eyeglasses.Eyeglasses correct blurry vision. You're just getting used to seeing things more clearly. Similarly, wearing glasses with the wrong prescription won't ruin your eyes. You just won't see as good as you would with the proper prescription.

Carrots will make your eyesight clearer

Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is essential for sight, but many other foods also contain this vitamin. A well-balanced diet, with or without carrots, provides all the vitamin A necessary for good vision.

Reading fine print or tasks involving intricate detail work can harm the eye

Sharp, clear images on the retina are not dependent upon muscles that can become fatigued. A camera does not “wear out” unusually fast because it takes photographs of details of small objects. Extended periods of visual concentration on fine print and intricate details may, however, lead to eyestrain and fatigue but it will not harm eyesight.

Boys can only have Color Deficiency

Color deficiency, also known as color blindness,  occurs when you are unable to see colors in a certain way. Most commonly, color blindness happens when a person cannot distinguish between certain colors, usually between greens and reds, and occasionally blues. While males are much more likely to develop color blindness, females can also have the problem.

Reading in dim light will worsen your vision.

Dim lighting can make your eyes feel fatigued more quickly, but it will not harm your eyesight. Focus your reading light directly on the page you are reading, not over your shoulder. A light that shines from over your shoulder can create glare, making it more difficult to see.



Foods to help fight AMD


Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macula, is in charge of focusing central vision in the eye. It controls our ability to read, recognize faces and colors, drive a car, and see objects in fine detail.
As people get older, their chances for developing an eye disease increases. Since AMD has few symptoms in its early stages, it is important to have your eyes examined regularly.
Although there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration there are treatments available to maintain vision loss. There is also clear evidence that certain dietary choices can help slow down vision loss. Here's a list of foods to consider packing for lunch or making for dinner to help in the fight against age-related macular degeneration.


Fresh veggies - baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, and precut vegetables are quick and easy to snack on.
Add vegetables to sandwiches, wraps and salads - Chop up portions of broccoli, bell peppers and celery, and don't forget to pile on the fresh mixed greens and spinach!


Whole fruits - Bananas, apples, oranges, clementines, pears, grapes, nectarines and peaches are easy to grab and go for a healthy snack.
Canned fruit - Try individual serving cups or cans of mandarin oranges, peaches or fruit cocktails that are canned in juice, not syrup.

Try incorporating some of these foods filled with protein into your daily lunch:

    - Canned tuna
    - Reduced-sodium canned beans
    - Hard boiled eggs
    - Unsalted nuts
    - Reduced-sodium lean deli meat such as turkey, chicken or roast beef


Some dairy products to add to your daily diet:
    - Skim or 1% milk. If you are lactose intolerant choose soymilk.
    - Light yogurt or non-fat Greek yogurt. Choose plain varieties as those that are flavored usually have more carbohydrates.
    - Cottage cheese


Individuals who eat fish two to three times per week have a lower risk for AMD. Fish contains omega-3, which seems to be a critical nutrient for the heart and eyes.
Some extras for flavor
    - Hummus
    - Hot sauce
    - Light salad dressing
    - Mustard
    - Balsamic vinegar
    - Olive oil
    - Lemon and lime juice

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