By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Business name: Keamy Eye & Laser Centre
Address: 24 Lyman St., Westborough
Owner: Jean E. Keamy, M.D.
Contact Information: 508-836-8733
Westborough – As a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Jean Keamy oversees a wide variety of procedures at her namesake practice, Keamy Eye & Laser Centre, in Westborough.
“I try to offer my patients a lifetime of eye care,” she said. “That involves offering basic care to young people to helping those in middle age, when a lot of problems start, and then offer specialized care for seniors, such as cataract surgery.”
As such, Keamy stays apprised of the top technology and procedures to help her patients get the optimal care for their eyes.
“So much is changing but it’s very exciting,” she said.
One new procedure that she now offers is the KAMRA inlay treatment which restores near vision. For this procedure, a disc or inlay with an opening in the center is placed under a flap in your cornea, creating a pinhole effect. This opening then allows only focused light to enter your eye.
The KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes while your non-KAMRA eye is left untouched. This restores near vision while maintaining better distance vision than with monovision. The procedure provides a natural range of vision from near to far without blurry zones to help you enjoy clear near vision over time and to decrease the need for reading classes.
For patients who have cataract surgery, there is now a wide range of multi-focal replacement lenses available that can even treat astigmatism. These lenses can eliminate the need for glasses or contacts after their surgery.
“This is something relatively new – it allows patients to see near and far and eliminate astigmatism.,” Keamy said.
Keamy performs surgical procedures at a facility in Waltham, the UMass Marlborough hospital, and Worcester Medical Center but sees patients before and after surgery in her Westborough office.
“This offers patients comfort and ease,” she said. “If anything arises after the surgery, I am right here for them. “
Another common problem she is seeing in many of her patients is dry eye.
Evaporative dry eye, which is the most common type, develops when there are blockages in the meibomian glands of the eyelids, which are responsible for the production of the lipids that help protect the eye. When production of the lipid layer decreases, the eyes will not be lubricated sufficiently and tears evaporate too rapidly to benefit the eye. One way to treat this is by using LipiFlow®, which is an FDA approved thermal pulsation treatment.
LipiFlow works by applying a combination of directed heat and pulses of pressure to the affected area. This targets the problem spot within the meibomian gland, enabling the blockage to clear. Once the blocked gland has been re-opened, the flow of lubricating tear film should begin to alleviate dry eye symptoms.
Most patients only need one treatment, which only takes 12 minutes, to feel relief, although severe cases may involve more.
Keamy also offers a number of cosmetic procedures for her clients including Facial Aesthetic Laser for Brown Spots, Wrinkles, Veins, and Hair Removal as well as Botox®, Upper Lid Blepharoplasty, Juvederm fillers, Restylane fillers, Radiess, Kybella, ThermiSmooth Body, and ThermiVa™ and ThermiTight.
Visit her website www.drkeamy.com for more information and videos she has produced explaining the different experiences. There are also patient testimonials and before and after pictures of different procedures.