Frequently Asked Questions
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Dry eye is very common, especially in Utah. Allergy, dirty air, blepharitis, thyroid disease, menopause, female, rosacea, acne, malnutrition, chemo therapy, radiation therapy, and other autoimmune conditions can all associated with dry eye. Dry eye symptoms can be presented as mild as asymptomatic to severe pain and vision loss. Treatment to dry eye should be customized to each patient and targeted on the causes of the condition. A correct diagnosis and understanding of the causes is the key for a successful treatment. AVEC Eye Center is specialized in dry eye and has vast research and experience in diagnosis and treatment of the condition. The treatment modality includes, but is not limited to, treating the underlying causes, stimulating tear gland secretion, optimizing the meibomian gland function, opening the tear production ducts, blocking the tear drainage ducts, and applying long lasting and therapeutic corneal lubricant.
Dr. Chou is a very experienced and caring ophthalmologist (MD, Ph.D), her exam is very thorough and she explains to her patients in the language they can understand. She has successfully detected diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lymphoma, carotid artery occlusion, heart valve malfunction, thyroid disease and save lives just by a routine eye exam. Also, prevention can successfully delay the aging eyes, e.g. good protective sun glasses, proper nutrition, and routine eye exams.
AVEC Eye Center-Medical & Cosmetic provides the whole spectrum of cosmetic prevention, maintenance, therapy and surgery. All the products sold in AVEC is medical grade for aesthetic physicians. These products are manufactured and sold by FDA approved US leading pharmaceutical companies. They have extensive research and clinical trials, and they are well tolerated and generating clinical results. High quality and effective skin products prevent aging and maintain your youth. Botox and differ types of filler injection can remove your wrinkle and sculpture and contour your face to make you look 10 to 15 years younger immediately without much pain and down time. Of course, when time comes when you need surgery, the previous injection only helps but not hurts. Blepharoplasty is our specialty to surgically lift your eye lids and remove the unwanted bags of your eyes.
AVEC has developed a proprietary therapy for lashes with Eye Lash Exfoliation to improve the general health and look of the lash, special eye lash shampoo for daily lash hygiene and nutrition, and Latisse to medically extend the eye lash growth cycle from normal 3 weeks to 12 weeks. Latisse can successfully double the length of eye lashes, increase the volume of eye lashes by 22% and improve the color of eye lashes by 18%, which is FDA tested and approved. Both the efficacy and side effect are well studied and tolerated. The over the counter products have absolutely no comparison to it. AVEC Eye Center-Medical & Cosmetic is an authorized medical facility to carry Latisse, we have favorable pricing, which is actually cheaper than the over the counter product.