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
Keamy Eye Centre treats a variety of eye conditions. What are some of them?
“My expertise is treating people with medical diseases of the eyedry eyes, cataracts, floaters, eyelid lesions, mild to moderate glaucoma, and performing diabetic eye and routine eye exams,” said Dr. Jean Keamy, a board-certified ophthalmologist, who started the Westborough practice in 2004.
“We’ve become very popular for cataract surgery as baby boomers age. People are intolerant of having any imperfect vision. A lot of patients come to me because they had LASIK surgery 20 years ago, and, since I perform LASIK surgery, I know how to help them.
“There are many options now for cataract surgery. A monofocal lens, usually covered by insurance, allows you to see near or far. Glasses correct for the other distance. Toric lenses correct for astigmatism, but you must choose the distance the lens will correct. Multifocal lenses are available for patients without high astigmatism, and they correct both near and far vision.”
Your practice also specializes in treating dry eye conditions?
“We’ve become a big dry eye center,” she said. “Dry eye can be caused by aging, menopause, drugs people take and the environmentheat and air conditioning. Some people develop computer eye syndrome because they forget to blink, causing their eyes to dry out and blur.
“We’re the only center in this area to use Lipiflow to treat evaporative dry eye. It’s an FDA-approved computerized medical device that heats the eyelids’ meibomian glands and delivers thermal pulsations to liquefy the blockage and unclog the oil glands. Without oil being released through the glands, tears evaporate too quickly, resulting in dry eyes. It takes about 12 minutes, and the treatment can last up to two years.
“We have equipment to help diagnose which kind of dry eye problem exists. This allows us to tailor our treatment options.”
And you perform cosmetic surgery?
“I do minimally invasive cosmetic procedures,” said Keamy, who is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. “We treat a lot of patients with fillers. The newest one is Voluma to help volumize the cheeks. It’s almost like a liquid face lift. Another new one, Restylane Silk, is phenomenal for fine lines above the lip or for lip shaping.
“We also perform neck tightening with a process called Thermi Tight using heat energy to tighten the skin. Thermi Tight is a one-time treatment, but it takes months for the skin to generate the new collagen, so it’s like a very gradual face lift. ThermiSmooth is another procedure that uses heat to tighten loose skin around the eyes and mouth. It is less invasive but requires multiple treatments.”
How can people get more information?
“We have videos of a lot of procedures on our redesigned website, www.seemedrkeamy.com. There are animated videos on how cataract surgery is done and information on the cosmetic procedures.
“We welcome new patients. We use a number of different locations for surgery because patients are in so many different insurance networks that we try to have options that work for them.”
Keamy Eye & Laser Centre is located at 24 Lyman St. in Westborough. For information or an appointment, call 508-836-8733.