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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.

 
Our procedures:
Glaucoma Surgery
 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve that results in vision loss and is frequently characterized by raised intraocular pressure (IOP). There are many glaucoma surgeries, and variations or combinations of those surgeries, that facilitate the escape of excess aqueous humor from the eye to lower intraocular pressure, and a few that lower IOP by decreasing the production of aqueous.

At ECC, Dr. Pierre Mardelli, a fellowship-trained glaucoma expert, specializes in this type of surgeries:

Argon Laser Trabeculectomy (ALT)

In some selected patients whose IOP is borderline, the argon laser beam can be used to apply burns to areas of the trabecular meshwork, located near the base of the iris, to increase fluid outflow. ALT is used in the treatment of various open-angle glaucomas to safely lower the intraocular pressure. The procedure is done in the center and the patient can leave home un-assisted.


 

Iridotomy

An iridotomy involves making puncture-like openings through the iris without the removal of iris tissue. A Nd:YAG laser is used to decrease the IOP in patients with angle-closure glaucoma. A laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) is the application of a laser beam to selectively burn a hole through the iris near its base. LPI may be performed with either an argon laser or Nd:YAG laser. This procedure is quick and painless.  This procedure can be sight-saving in the setting of a narrow angle or in cases of sub-acute angle closure glaucoma.

Filtering Procedures

Filtering surgeries are the mainstay of surgical treatment to control intraocular pressure. An anterior sclerotomy or sclerostomy is used to gain access to the inner layers of the eye in order to create a drainage channel from the anterior chamber to the external surface of the eye under the conjunctiva, allowing aqueous to seep into a bleb from which it is slowly absorbed. 

Trabeculectomy

Trabeculectomy is a guarded filtering procedure that removes of part of the trabecular meshwork. Dr. Mardelli is a leader in this field and has introduced multiple new techniques to advance this type of surgery like the Flap-lift suture (FLS), the modified Wise closure suture, and the needle revision of the failed blebs using Mitomycin -C at the slit-lamp.

Other surgical procedures

Goniotomy and trabeculotomy are two procedures mostly used in the treatment of congenital glaucoma in infants and children.  They both involve microsurgical dissection with mechanical disruption of the trabecular meshwork.

Tube-shunt surgery or drainage implant surgery

This involves the placement of a tube or glaucoma valves to facilitate aqueous outflow from the anterior chamber.  Dr. Mardelli has a vast experience with this type of surgery and has presented a large case series illustrating a novel technique in the placement of these devices.

ECC will soon be established as a center of excellence in glaucoma diagnosis and management.  If you or a your loved one are suffering from glaucoma then we encourage you to visit our center and together we will explore the different treatment modalities to halt the progression of this sight-threatening disease.

 


 
 
 
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