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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.

 
Important for you
How to keep your eyes healthy!

We go to the gym, abstain from chocolate cake and drink gallons of water all in the name of good health. But what can we do to protect those most valuable organs, our eyes?

Here are some tips that will help keep them healthy.
 
Wearing sunglasses can reduce your exposure to eye-damaging UV rays! And, if you wear contacts, ask your optician about contact lenses with UV protection.
 
 
Watch your weight. What's weight got to do with your eyes? A lot. Being overweight is a major risk factor for developing Type 2 diabetes. And diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in those under 65.
 
 
 
 
Take fish oil supplements daily, or eat fish two or three times a week.
 
 

Quit smoking. If you smoke, you're much more likely to develop  AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is the most common cause of blindness in those over 65. And while there are some ways to slow its progression, there is no cure.

 

 
Eat three or more servings of fruit a day. 
 
 
Eat your leafy green vegetable such as collards spinach and kale, as well as eggs and orange-colored fruits.
 
 
See your eye doctor (ophthalmologist) for a full vision examination at least once every two years. Go more often if you have diabetes or any other eye-related condition.
 
 
 
Get a 30-minute walk in every day. There's some evidence that regular exercise can reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with glaucoma.
 
 
Change your eye makeup every three to six months. That means new mascara, liner and powder. The makeup becomes contaminated with bacteria from your lashes and lids and can infect your eye.
 
 
Don't fall asleep in your daily-wear contact lenses. In fact, don't ever wear them longer than they're designed to be worn.
 
LASIK Post-Operative Instructions

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LASIK Post-Operative Instructions


Congratulations! You have experienced one of the newest and most advanced techniques for the correction of your refractive error: LASIK (Laser Assisted In-situ Keratomileusis). You will find these instructions very helpful.

The Same Day:


It is very normal not to see clearly on the same day of the operation. This is due in part to clouding of the cornea, which prevents good eyesight. This will clear up slowly over the next few days. You will notice that your vision will gradually improve.
At Eye Care Center, you were given a pouch containing these items:

Two eye shields
3 different eyedrops

The drops have to be used as such:
Pred Forte           : 1 drop every 1 hour
Ciloxan                : 1 drop 4 times a day
Systane               : 1 drop every 1 hour

Use them only during waking hours.
Wait at least 2 minutes between placing the different drops.
When placing the drops, pull down the lower eyelid and place in the lower cul-de-sac as shown in the figure. Then gently close your eye, and dap the excess with a clean paper tissue. DO NOT RUB the eye.



You have to sleep with the eye shields on every night for the first 7 nights. You will be seen the following day in the clinic. Take off the shields and wear sunglasses.

It is normal for the eye to feel a bit scratchy. Take 2 Panadol or Tylenol pills. If the pain is not relieved then contact Dr. Mardelli at anytime.
You need to sleep immediately following the surgery. This will help the flaps stick in place and decrease the discomfort. If you feel anxious or stressed, take a sleeping pill (Xanax, Lexotanil, Valium... etc.) There are no limitations on activity.
DO NOT PLACE WATER IN OR AROUND THE EYE for the first week. If you want to take a shower, skip washing your hair for the first 3 days and then avoid any water in the eye.
AVOID RUBBING THE EYES for the first week.



The First Day (Next Day):

You will be given an appointment the day following the LASIK. This is usually a quick check-up to make sure that vision is acceptable and the flaps are in place. Your pupil will not be dilated.
During the surgery, small red spots might occur. You might see them the following day.
Again eye shields has to be worn for the first 7 nights. Do not place anything between the shields and the eyes.
The drops have to be continued at the rate of 4 times daily until 4 days after the procedure at which time you will only keep on using artificial tears. This will be continued hourly for the first month. You need to contact Dr. Mardelli if the eye is red and/or painful, or if the vision worsens.
DO NOT USE artificial tears in bottles unless told otherwise.
You will be seen a week later at a time that is convenient to you.

We hope you had a satisfying and pleasant experience at ECC and just remember, you only have 2 eyes!

 

 

 

 
Cataract Post-Operative Instructions

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Cataract Post-Operative Instructions

 

Congratulations! You have experienced one of the newest  and most advanced techniques for cataract extraction: Topical Clear Cornea Phacoemulsification with the implantation of the foldable implant/lens. You will find these instructions very helpful.

The Same Day:

Its is very normal to have blurred vision the same day of the operation. This will clear up slowly over the next few days.

At the hospital, you were given a pouch containing these items:


3 different types of drops/medications
One eye shield
This instruction paper


The drops have to be used as such:                          
Maxidex 0.1% : 1 drop 4 times per day
Ciloxan            : 1 drop 4 times per day
Indocollyre      : 1 drop 4 times per day

Use them only during waking hours
When placing the drops, pull down on the lower eyelid and place 1 drop in the lower cul-de-sac as shown in the figure above. Then gently close your eye and dap the excess with a clean paper tissue. Do not rub the eye. Wait 1 minute between each type of drops. Replace the eye Shield afterwards. 



Keep the shield on at all times except when putting drops.

You have to sleep with the Eye Shield on every night for the first week.
You will be seen the following day in the clinic. Keep the Eye Shield on until then.
It is normal for the eye to hurt or to feel a bit scratchy.



Try to get some sleep after the operation. If you feel anxious or stressed, take a sleeping pill ( Xanax, Lexotanil, Valium...etc). You can cook, lift, bend, stoop down, carry things...etc.

DO NOT PLACE WATER IN OR AROUND THE EYE FOR THE FIRST 7 TO 10 DAYS. If you want to take a shower, skip washing your hair the first 3 days and then wash them at the hairdresser or with the another person’s help, while avoiding any water in the eye.
AVOID RUBBING THE EYE.


The First Day (Next Day):

You will be given appointment the day following the surgery. This is usually a quick   check-up to make sure that vision is acceptable and the pressure is normal. The pupil will not be dilated.

That morning, all 3 drops are to be used 4 times per day:

When you wake up,
At lunchtime
Around 5 pm and
Before you go to bed at night.

Again the Eye Shield has to be worn  for the first 7 nights. Do not place anything between the Shield and the eye.
The drops have to be continued at the rate of 4 times daily until a check-up in 1 week.
You need to contact Dr. Mardelli if the eye is red and/ or painful, or if the vision worsens.
You will be seen  a week later at a time that is convenient to you.

We hope you had a satisfying experience and just remember, you only have 2 eyes.


 

 
The Difference between Styes and Chalazia

 

 

What are styes and chalazia?

Styes and chalazia are lumps in or along the edge of an eyelid. They may be painful or annoying, but they are rarely serious. Most will go away on their own without treatment.

  • A stye is an infection of a lash follicle that forms a red, sore lump near the edge of the eyelid. Styes are caused by a bacterial infection. Usually the bacteria grow in the root (follicle) of an eyelash. An internal hordeolum is caused by infection in one of the tiny oil glands inside the eyelid.

 

  • A chalazion is an inflammatory reaction to trapped oil secretions. It is not caused by bacteria, although the site can become infected by bacteria. A chalazion forms when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes blocked. If an internal hordeolum doesn't drain and heal, it can turn into a chalazion.

 

 

What are the symptoms?

 

A stye usually starts as a red bump that looks like a pimple along the edge of the eyelid. As the stye grows, the eyelid becomes swollen and painful, and the eye may water. Most styes swell for about 3 days before they break open and drain. Styes usually heal in about a week.

 

A chalazion starts as a firm lump or cyst under the skin of the eyelid. Unlike styes, chalazia often don't hurt. Chalazia grow more slowly than styes. If a chalazion gets large enough, it may affect your vision. The inflammation and swelling may spread to the area surrounding the eye.

How are they treated?

  • Apply warm, wet compresses for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 to 6 times a day. This usually helps the area heal faster. It may also help open a blocked pore so that it can drain and start to heal.
  • Don't squeeze or open the stye or chalazion, let the it open on its own
  • Don't wear eye makeup or contact lenses until the area has healed.

If a stye is not getting better, Schedule and appointment. You may need a prescription for antibiotic eye ointment or eyedrops. You may need to take antibiotic pills if infection has spread to the eyelid or eye.

If a stye or chalazion gets very large, the doctor may need to pierce (poke) it so it can drain and heal. Do not try to poke/lance it yourself.

 

 

How can you prevent styes and chalazia?

  • Don't rub your eyes. This can irritate your eyes and let in bacteria. If you need to touch your eyes, wash your hands first.
  • Replace eye makeup, especially mascara, at least every 6 months. Bacteria can grow in makeup.
  • If you get styes or chalazia often, wash your eyelids regularly with a little bit of baby shampoo mixed in warm water.
  • Treat any inflammation/infection of the eyelid promptly.

 

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