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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
The New Lens Implants or Premium IOLs

What is a lens Implant?
A lens implant replaces your natural lens. It is made of acrylic or silicone and will last for the rest of your life.  Many different types of lens implants are used today, and your surgeon will recommend the best lens implant for your eyes.  There are two categories of lens implants: standard and premium.

Standard lens implants correct for only one range of vision-either distance or near, but not both.  If you choose to see well in the distance, reading glasses are necessary to see up close.  Standard lens implants provide excellent quality of vision and are a good choice for patients who will not mind wearing glasses after surgery for certain activities.

 

Vision with
Standard Lens Implants
Pemium lens implants provide a continuous range of vision from near to far.  In contrast to standard lens implants which require glasses for distance or near, premium lens implants expand your range of functional vision for distance and near with seldom use of glasses.
Vision with
Premium Lens Implants

One of the most exciting and important developments in refractive cataract surgery is the use of premium bifocal (multifocal and pseudo-accommodating) lens implants.  No other technology can provide distance and near vision in the same eye, and after removing the natural lens, implantation of the bifocal lens in both eyes provides remarkable, binocular (using both eyes) vision for both distance and near activities.  This technology has been FDA approved since the mid 1990s, enjoyed by millions of happy, satisfied patients.  Corrective eye wear may still be necessary for some activities, but the freedom from glasses and contact lenses is incredible.

How does the healing process differ if a premium lens is used?


While virtually everyone implanted with a premium lens will experience significant improvement in their uncorrected vision after surgery, some people might not see 20/20 at all distances.  In some situations such as reading fine print in dim lighting, glasses will help.  Patient who choose the premium lens implant may notice some glare and halos, but this will diminish over time as the eye and brain work together to adapt to your new lens.  Preoperative measurements to choose your lens implant are accurate to a hundredth of a millimeter, but the final visual outcomes may be affected by your healing process.  Any significant residual refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism may be improved with another procedure such as LASIK.

Is there any additional cost?
The cost of cataract surgery, anesthesia, and the standard lens implant is covered by your insurance.  The premium lens implants are not covered by any insurance.  An out-of-pocket expense for the premium lens implants will cover the cost of the lens itself.  Sometimes there will be an added cost when an additional procedure is required to optimize your vision.

Ask the doctors at Beirut Eye Center if you are able to take advantage of this exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve a more youthful and versatile view of the world.

Which Premium Lens do I choose?
Depending on your individual eye health and lifestyle preferences, the doctors at Beirut Eye Center will determine which lens would suit you best.  Below are the premium lens implants we are proud to offer:

AcrySof® Toric
The AcrySof® Toric lens makes it possible to significantly improve your distance vision while also reducing or eliminating your astigmatism to provide outstanding distance correction independent of glasses and contact lenses.  Reading glasses will still be necessary.
   
   

ReSTOR®
ReSTOR is a unique IOL innovation which provides quality vision throughout the entire visual spectrum-near through distance-greatly enhancing your independence from reading glasses or bifocals.  Apodization is the gradual tapering of the diffractive steps

from the center to the outside edge of a lens to create a smooth transition of light between the distance, intermediate and near focal points.  Diffraction involves the bending or spreading of light to multiple focal points as it passes through the lens.  The center of AcrySof ReSTOR IOL consists of an apodized diffractive optic, maximizing your near vision.

Near vision refers to focal points which are typically 16 inches or closer to your eyes.  This is also known as “reading vision”.

Intermediate distance refers to activities performed at arm’s length, such as your computer, music, and the dashboard of your car.

Distance vision refers to focal points which are typically 3 feet or further from your eyes, such as billboards, street signs, and movie screens.


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