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.

Our procedures:
Collagen Cross-liniking for Keratoconus & Ectasia



Crosslinking with riboflavin and UV-A light has proven to be a first-line treatment for people with eye conditions such as Keratoconus, corneal weakness (ectasia).

This riboflavin/UVA therapy has been safe thus far. There have been no reported complications in the crystalline lens or retina due to the limitation of UVA transmission through the cornea. In a 3-year study of patients with actively pro- gressing keratoconus, the pattern of increasing mean keratometry values was not only halted, but it was also reversed and flattened by a mean of 2.00D.That result persisted during the 3-year follow-up period.

Ultraviolet light is used to promote increased cross-linking between collagen fibers within the cornea. Increasing the amount of cross-linking results in increased strength or rigidity of the cornea (figure below).

What to expect during the CXL?

The crosslinking procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes in most cases. Your doctor will place you in a reclining position and remove the epithelial layer from your cornea. Riboflavin eye drops will then be placed. After enough 30 minutes, the doctor will evaluate your eye to ensure that the cornea has sufficient riboflavin present.

The corneal thickness will be checked, and then the UV light will be applied for another 30 minutes.The you are asked to wear a bandage contact lens for five days. Adherence to postoperative instructions and use of anti-inflammatory eye drops are essential for the success of the procedure.

What is the rate of success?

Postoperative results become evident within one week and continue to improve over the next three to 12 months. Some patients may experience frequent changes in their corrective eyewear prescription until the cornea becomes fully stable. Most patients who undergo this treatment are able to prevent further vision damage from keratoconus. In some cases, vision may improve.

When can I wear contact lenses again?

You may return to wearing lenses after one month. Your lenses may need to be changed if your cornea changes shape. 

Are there any risks?

As the mucous lining of the cornea is disrupted, there is a very small risk of infection. This is rare and prevented through the use of antibiotics before and after the procedure.

Advantages of CXL Therapy:

CXL therapy with riboflavin eye drops offers keratoconus patients many benefits, including:

  • Stop the progression of the disease
  • Protects vision
  • Is minimally invasive
  • Has long-term benefits
  • Improves vision in 80-85% of patients

Is Ultraviolet light harmful?

Ultraviolet A light used in this procedure is not harmful to the eye in measured doses. Ultraviolet C light (in sunlight) is potentially harmful. The Light emitting diodes used in the 3C-R device is of a wavelength that is not harmful. Furthermore, light emission is carefully measured and calibrated prior to each treatment. There is also a self diagnostic check on the device which prevents use in case of a malfunction. There have been concerns about toxicity to the retina (at the back of the eye) however the Riboflavin pigment in the cornea and front of the eye, absorbs the Ultraviolet light and in effect stops the light from being transmitted to the retina.

At ECC we have been some of the pioneers in Lebanon and the region in providing this sight-saving procedure for many years now and our results have been excellent so far.


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