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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.

 
NEWS & ARTICLES
Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes or dry eye syndrome (DES) is a condition that affects millions of people. It is often a normal part of the aging process. Other causes include exposure to environmental irritants, injuries to the eye, or certain general health conditions. For example, people with arthritis and diabetes are more prone to dry eye. Some other specific causes of dry eye include:

  • Sun
  • Wind
  • Cold
  • Dry air
  • Indoor heating and air conditioning
  • High altitudes

Dry eye syndrome is literally the eye's inability to lubricate and tear correctly. Oddly enough, some people who have dry eye syndrome actually tear excessively. Unfortunately, the pH or acidity of their tears is altered so that the eyes still feel dry and itchy, causing them to tear continuously.

Dry eye syndrome is very common, especially in the older population, particularly in older women. Women often experience dry eye syndrome during and after menopause, due to a decrease in hormone levels. Other hormone-altering events such as pregnancy, menstruation and the use of birth control can contribute to dry eye syndrome.

The use of certain medications can also alter the eye's ability to remain well lubricated. Some of the most common medications are:

  • antihistamines
  • decongestants
  • blood pressure medication
  • antidepressants
  • anti-anxiety medication

Certain types of diseases can also cause significant dry eye syndrome, including:

  • thyroid deficiencies
  • Sjorgrens syndrome
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • autoimmune disorders (i.e. lupus, HIV)
  • Bell's palsy
  • myasthenia gravis

Symptoms
The severity and symptoms of dry eye vary from person to person. There are three distinct degrees of dryness: mild, moderate, and severe. Symptoms of dry eye include:

  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Scratchiness
  • Tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Mucus secretion

Treatment
The doctor may prescribe one or more of the following treatments:

  • Artificial teardrops
  • Long lasting lubricating gels
  • Ointments placed in the eyes to lubricate
  • Temporarily or permanently plugging the tear ducts, in addition to replacing the tears with drops or ointments
  • Hormone replacement, if due to menopause
  • Change in birth control prescription, if appropriate
  • Prescription medication (Restasis) for chronic, moderate to severe dry eyes

Other Names for dry eyes
Dry eyes is known by many names including, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called keratitis sicca, sicca syndrome, xerophthalmia, dry eye syndrome (DES), or simply dry eyes.

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