By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer
Business name: Keamy Eye & Laser Centre
Address: 24 Lyman St., Westborough
Owner: Dr. Jean E. Keamy, M.D.
Contact Information: 508-836-8733
What does Keamy Eye & Laser Centre focus on?
“This is our tenth anniversary; I started in 2004,” said Dr. Jean Keamy, a board-certified ophthalmologist. “My expertise is treating people with medical diseases of the eye. Our surgical and eye procedure volume has doubled this year. We take care of people with dry eyes, floaters, macular degeneration, mild to moderate glaucoma, and perform diabetic eye and routine eye exams.”
One of your specialties is treating dry eye?
“We’ve become a dry eye center,” she said. “There are different kinds of treatments that help the lipid layer versus the aqueous layer. We have new equipment to help diagnose which kind of dry eye you have or if you have a combination of both, since about 25 percent of patients have both. Then we can target treatment options.
“I have many patients for whom Restatis eye drops don’t work. They don’t have the poor production of tears that Restatis treats. A lot of my patients have evaporative dry eye. Oils are released in the glands along the eyelids, and, without the oils, the aqueous layer evaporates. Vision is poor because the surface of the eye has little splotches.
“I use an instrument with my dry eye patients to monitor how much oil production they have, the only practice in Worcester County with this equipment. When the eyelid glands get plugged with oil that hardens, I can use a new treatment called Lipiflow. It’s an FDA-approved medical device that heats the eyelids and delivers thermal pulsations to liquefy the blockage and evacuate the oil glands. It takes about 12 minutes and the treatment can last up to two years.
“Winter is especially hard on dry eye. If your eyes are irritated, red and burning, stop using over-the-counter eye drops and consider whether you have dry eye. Some over-the-counter drops can make dry eye worse,” she said.
You also do cosmetic surgical procedures?
“We have Keamy Cosmetic Centres in Westborough and Salem,” said Keamy, who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. “Our redesigned website, www.seemedrkeamy.com, up in September, will have information and photographs.
“Our newest procedure, ThermiRF, uses thermal energy to tighten the jawline, neck, arms or legs. It also has applications to tighten skin around the eyes and eyelids.
“ThermiTight is one treatment and is minimally invasive. A probe is inserted and heated. Over the course of the next six months, the heat causes the collagen in the skin to tighten. It’s like a gradual neck lift. ThermiSmooth uses the same technology but is a non-invasive external probe that heats the skin in a series of about six treatments.”
Keamy Eye Centre will offer a ThermiRF open house with free consultations Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will receive 10 percent off ThermiRF procedures booked before Dec. 31.
What’s new in cataract surgery?
Keamy Eye Centre offers advanced laser cataract surgery and premium, multifocal lenses for cataract patients that provide both near and distance vision without glasses, as well as conventional cataract lenses, she noted. “This femtosecond laser technology is the latest in cataract surgery. For astigmatism, we can use a toric lens and, with the femtosecond laser, can very precisely reduce the astigmatism and then put in multifocal lenses.”
Keamy Eye & Laser Centre is located at 24 Lyman St. in Westborough. The website, www.seemedrkeamy.com, features extensive information on procedures available. For information or an appointment, call 508-836-8733.
Editor’s Note: The preceding is not an endorsement and is presented for informational purposes only.