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Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and Facial Fillers

Published on August 13th, 2019

Written by dev team in Botox & Fillers  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and Facial Fillers

If you are seeking solutions to improve your appearance in Orlando, look no further than oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando.

Dr. Haas offers a full scope of ophthalmic care and specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery and premium facial fillers including Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and more. He was also the first surgeon in Orlando to inject Restylane, the first approved facial filler in the US.

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Haas is dedicated to bringing the Orlando area the most skilled and personalized care, producing outstanding results and achieving his patient’s cosmetic goals.

Along with Dr. Haas’ excellent qualifications and achievements, he is honored to be named as an Orlando Magazine Top Doctor consecutively for the past 4 years.

Schedule a consultation at Boutique Eye Orlando, and “See Better. Look Better. Live Better.”

Why You Should Avoid Artificial Tears Containing Preservatives

Published on July 16th, 2019

Written by Tyana Velez in Eye Care and Eyewear  Misc 

Why You Should Avoid Artificial Tears Containing Preservatives

          So, your doctor diagnosed you with Dry Eye Syndrome or Ocular Surface Disease. Now what? Dry eye symptoms such as irritation, redness, itchiness, grittiness, and excessive tearing can be very debilitating. In order to experience some relief, your eye doctor likely recommended the use of artificial tears. However, there are many kinds of artificial tears; and whether they contain preservatives or not could actually make a huge difference.

          Preservatives are essential these days in order to prolong the shelf-life of food, cosmetics, medication, as well as tears. This allows us to store our artificial tears for longer. Although you may feel as though you are saving money due to not having to replace your artificial tears often, it could end up costing much more than a few dollars. The most commonly used preservative in eye drops is called benzalkonium chloride (BAK). This preservative can induce corneal and conjunctival epithelial cell death, damage to the corneal nerves, delay corneal wound healing, interfere with tear film stability, and cause loss of goblet cells. To prevent these adverse reactions, you should not use preserved artificial tears more than four times daily.

          Therefore, the far better alternative is to use preservative-free (PF) artificial tears. You will know if an artificial tear is PF when you see it is individually packaged in small vials. Once you open one vial, it is good for 24 hours and should be discarded after that. People with severe dry eye love using PF artificial tears because there is no limit to how many times a day they should be used.

Redness Relief Eye Drops

With chronic dry eye, the irritation on the surface of the eye can lead to dilation of the tiny vessels in the conjunctiva (the white part of the eye). In this case, the root of the problem is dry eye itself. This is why it is recommended to use preservative free artificial tears regularly and avoid redness-relief eye drops.  Some of the OTC eye drops that provide a quick redness relief should not be used long-term as they restrict those tiny vessels, making the redness disappear, but eventually, it could cause rebound redness, making the symptoms worse when you stop using it.

If you are having dry eye symptoms that don’t seem to improve with anything you try, please contact us to make an appointment. As a Certified Dry Eye Clinic our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal eye comfort.

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BlephEx Treatment

Published on June 5th, 2019

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice  Eye Care and Eyewear  Misc 

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids which is caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the eyelid and the base of the eyelashes. As we age, we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears. For this reason, the prevalence increases with age, even though anybody can get blepharitis at any age.

            This bacteria overgrowth produces a biofilm that traps scurf and debris along the eyelashes. Then, the low-grade inflammation is caused which adversely affects the tear glands, turning down tear production. More bacteria accumulate and a vicious cycle is established, leading to chronic irritation and dry eye.

            Since the eyelids are difficult to clean at home, this bacteria overgrowth can accumulate over the years and the inflammation can cause significant damage to the eyelids and tear glands.

            Thanks to BlephEx, your eye doctor can precisely and safely clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes. By doing so, your symptoms will significantly improve, and it will help you avoid the long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands, preventing chronic dry eye syndrome.

How does it work?

            BlephEx is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional. A medical grade micro-sponge is used to precisely and carefully spin along the edge of your lids and lashes. Thus, removing the scurf and debris while exfoliating your eyelids.

            The micro-sponge is disposable, and a clean one is used for each individual, then it is disposed. Afterward, the eyes are rinsed thoroughly.

            The procedure lasts approximately six minutes and is well-tolerated. Most patients describe it as a tickling sensation. Prior to the procedure, a numbing eye drop will be instilled for increased comfort.

            After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular daily lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated every 4-6 months.

Is BlephEx right for you?

            If you summer from symptoms such as: itchy or scratchy eyes, foreign body sensation, tearing, crusting, redness/inflammation, mattering, dry eye, and/or eye rubbing, you may be suffering from blepharitis.

            This condition can only be diagnosed by your eye doctor. For this reason, it is essential that you communicate with your doctor of your eye symptoms and inquire about BlephEx – the latest in eyecare technology for lid disease.      

            Several other conditions may affect the severity of blepharitis, such as dry eye disease, allergies, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, age, contact lens wear, poor immune status, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s disease, and androgen deficiency.

            If left untreated blepharitis can lead directly or indirectly to several eyelid diseases such as chalazia, distichiasis, and trichiasis.

            Your eye health and comfort are extremely important to us at Boutique Eye Orlando. Contact us to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Brian Haas if you are suffering from any of these symptoms.

What is a Chalazion/Stye?

Published on May 17th, 2019

Written by Dr. Haas in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery  Eye Care and Eyewear  Misc 

What is a Chalazion/Stye?

A chalazion, also called a stye, is an inflammatory swelling from a blocked oil gland on your eyelid. These oil glands are responsible for producing the oil that lubricates the surface of your eye. Although they are very annoying and not visually appealing, the good news is that most chalazia clear within a few weeks. However, every now and then you may come across some that want to stay with you a little longer. There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of your chalazion.

Home Treatment Options

If your chalazion just popped up recently, there are some things you can try at home. First and foremost, you want to make sure your eyelids are clean. There are several different lid cleansers available sold over-the-counter. You can try the individually packaged lid scrubs or the bottle with the cleansing soap. These are safe for your eyes. Baby shampoo is also another popular option to clean your eyelids because it won’t irritate your eyes either. Then you can get a warm compress on your eyes and gently massage your eyelids for five minutes. If you have tried these two things twice a day for a week or two and there is still no improvement on your chalazion, then you may consider some office treatments.

Office Treatment Options

Your doctor will evaluate your chalazion and decide what is the best treatment option for you taking the size and position into consideration. It may be injected with steroid, drained, or surgically excised.

Recommendations

To try to prevent a chalazion, it is highly recommended to maintain good eyelid hygiene and to do warm compresses regularly. Make sure you are using some sort of lid scrub or baby shampoo to clean your eyelids twice daily. Warm compresses can help prevent or express clogged oil glands. Also, make sure you are replacing your eye make up as it is marked on each product.

Other Treatments for Blepharitis and Clogged Oil Glands

While there are products sold over-the-counter to maintain proper eyelid hygiene, sometimes it is not enough. If you are someone who suffers from moderate to severe blepharitis, you may want to consider a Blephex Treatment, which professionally scrubs your eyelids clean. Also, if a warm compress with a washcloth is not working, you can purchase an eye mask.

If you have a chalazion and are not sure what to do about it, please contact our office to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Haas.  

May is Healthy Vision Month!

Published on May 6th, 2019

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery  Eye Care and Eyewear  Misc 

During the month of May, we are reminding all our patients to have an eye exam if they haven’t done so in the last year. Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems that can cause vision loss or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute. Unfortunately, many eye diseases have no early warnings signs or symptoms, so you may be affected without even noticing it.

At your eye exam, your eyes will be dilated. This is a painless procedure in which drops are placed in your eyes to widen the pupil. This allows us to get a good look at the back of your eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease.

In addition to being able to see your best, healthy vision can help keep you safe when you are behind the wheel, while you are participating in sports, or during recreational activities. It can also help you perform your best on the job, and ensure that you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle well into your golden years.

We recommend that you make it a top priority on your “to-do” list to have an eye exam at least once a year. Detecting eye diseases in their early stages can help save your sight. Take care of your eyes and they will help take care of you. Find a window of time to schedule an eye exam today, if you have not done so in the last year.

The Effects of Droopy Eyelids on Peripheral Vision

Published on May 6th, 2019

Written by Dr. Haas in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery  Misc 

The Effects of Droopy Eyelids on Peripheral Vision

Eyelid surgery is formally known as Blepharoplasty. Most know of this as a beneficial cosmetic procedure. Although most eyelid surgery cases performed today are primarily focused on improving a person’s appearance, Functional Blepharoplasty is done to improve one’s field of vision! Droopy, heavy eyelids may make your face look tired. However, they may also be blocking your peripheral vision. Many people fail to realize there’s more to eyelid surgery than meets the eye.

What is Ptosis?

Those with severe ptosis, a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid, may have developed it from other conditions or simply from aging. Either way, the drooping of the upper eyelid(s) can become so severe that tissue hangs over the lash line and obstructs clear vision. Therefore, eyelid surgery then becomes medically necessary if the eyelid is drooping low enough to impair your vision for driving or other visual tasks. A simple consultation with your oculoplastic surgeon where an observation of the eyelid tissue and positioning is performed, along with a visual field test, can determine if a person is a good candidate for functional blepharoplasty.

Finding the Right Surgeon

Functional Blepharoplasty is a common procedure that board-certified ophthalmologists can perform. However, it is recommended to seek an oculoplastic surgeon as they are experienced ophthalmologists who have also received training in plastic surgery of the tissues around the eye. Therefore, they better understand the balance of performing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery while maintaining the function of the eyes. Their limited focus on the eye means they are highly knowledgeable and skilled in dealing with the eye. Since there are unique potential side effects that need to be well-understood, an oculoplastic surgeon is your optimal resource for this surgery.

The Procedure

Your surgeon will perform a functional blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids by removing excess tissue from your visual field. This outpatient procedure involves mild sedation and local anesthetic. Throughout the entire procedure, your oculoplastic surgeon will monitor symmetry closely to ensure both a functional aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Think you may be a candidate for functional blepharoplasty? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando.

Dry Eye vs. Allergies

Published on April 24th, 2019

Written by Dr. Haas in Eye Care and Eyewear  Misc 

Dry Eye vs. Allergies

and what can I do about it?

The two most commonly experienced eye-related problems (not including needing glasses or contact lenses) are dry eyes and ocular allergies. Although some symptoms are similar, there are distinct differences between the two eye conditions. In fact, dry eye and ocular allergy can occur simultaneously and both have different treatment options.  

Dry Eye

Tears are not made of just water. There are numerous components to tears, but think of them simply as having three layers – mucin, water and lipids. A dry eye situation occurs when either too little water/mucin is produced, or if too little lipid is produced. The lipid layer is the outer layer of the tears and its primary role is to prevent the tears from evaporating or spilling over the lid margins. The lipid layer is produced by glands on the edge of the lids called meibomian glands. The majority of dry eye is caused by a decrease in this lipid layer. Certain medical conditions can also cause dry eye. The most common symptoms include burning, sandy, gritty feeling, redness, and sometimes reflex tearing.

Allergies

While eye allergies can also cause redness and tearing, the main symptom is itching. An ocular allergy is caused by sensitivity to a substance that is not usually harmful. When the allergen interacts with cells called mast cells, a substance called histamine is released which causes itching, redness, and swelling. Most allergies are due to environmental factors like pollen, cat dander, dust mites, etc. There are also more serious ocular allergies that require medical intervention.

Treatment & Prevention

Treatment is different for dry eye and ocular allergies. Dry eye treatment includes treating the meibomian glands, the underlying inflammation, and using tear lubricants. The treatment for ocular allergy includes using antihistamine/mast cell stabilizers (to prevent the release of histamine from the mast cells), artificial lubricants, cool compresses and avoidance of the allergen (if possible).

Trying to determine yourself if you suffer from dry eyes or ocular allergies can be challenging. For this reason, we recommend seeing your ophthalmologist for a thorough evaluation. If you do suffer from chronic dry eye, you can set up an appointment for our dry eye clinic to determine the best treatment plan for your eyes.

If you believe you suffer from allergies and you have tried everything in the book to help with your symptoms, it may be time to schedule an allergy test. The allergy diagnostic test contains a panel of 60 allergens that are specific to each region of the country and provides results within 10-15 minutes. We can help you identify the offending allergens and aid in developing a treatment plan.

Many people use over- the- counter products to self- treat dry eye and ocular allergy problems. It is estimated that the cost of doing that exceeds the cost of prescription products which are more effective. If you feel that you have dry eye or ocular allergies, see your eye doctor for a complete evaluation and recommendations for the best treatment options.

Want to make your eyes feel better? Schedule an evaluation at Boutique Eye Orlando, and “See Better. Look Better. Live Better.”

Best Orlando Eye Doctor

Published on March 6th, 2019

Written by dev team in Cataract Surgery 

Boutique Eye Orlando has been voted Best Orlando Eye Doctor in 2018 by Orlando Magazine

Congratulations Dr. Haas! Orlando Magazine voted Dr. Brian Haas as one of the top Orlando Eye Doctors for 2018. We are proud to say that Dr. Haas has been recognized on the Orlando Magazine’s Top Doctor List consecutively for the past 4 years.

Dr. Haas offers a full scope of ophthalmic care, specializing in custom cataract surgery, using Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Implants which are specially engineered to mimic the eye’s natural lens and allow patients to be independent of glasses after surgery.

Dr. Haas also offers cosmetic eyelid surgery and premium facial fillers including Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and more.
If you would like an appointment with Orlando’s best eye doctor, call Boutique Eye Orlando at 407-841-1490 today!

Botox in Orlando

Published on December 7th, 2018

Written by dev team in Botox & Fillers 

Botox in Orlando Holiday Specials only at Boutique Eye Orlando!

Want to look amazing this holiday season, but don’t have much time?
If you’re feeling like you’re in need of younger, newer look Dr. Haas in Orlando FL is the one to go to.

Botox and Fillers in Orlando are a great way to provide you with a more youthful appearance this holiday season without the downtime of invasive procedures. Now through January 31st, 2019 Boutique Eye Orlando is offering 2 areas of Botox with the 3rd area half off OR two vials of your choice of fillers with the 3rd HALF OFF!

Dr. Haas has been practicing the art of seeing better, looking better, and living better since 1987. With over 30 years of experience Botox in Orlando, you will not only look better, but you will also live better! This promotion can only be used at one visit per patient and cannot be shared with family or friends. For pricing and product information, please contact us at 407-841-1490 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. But don’t wait until last minute – appointments are filling up quickly!
Contact the Orlando office of Dr. Brian Haas at 407-841-1490 to find out more about these fast, minimally-invasive procedures! The Best for Botox in Orlando.

Best Cataract and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando

Published on July 17th, 2018

Written by dev team in Cataract Surgery  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

Boutique Eye Orlando is home to one of the best cataract and cosmetic surgeons in Orlando, Brian D. Haas, MD, F.A.C.S. Dr. Haas is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been in private practice for over 20 years. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College and was previously selected by US News and World Report magazine as one of the top ophthalmologists in the country.

To date, he has performed over 5,000 cataract surgeries and over 10,000 eyelid surgeries providing his patients with extraordinary results. Each and every Orlando oculoplastic or cataract surgery procedure that Dr. Haas performs is customized to the patient’s needs based on a thorough exam, detailed patient discussion, and advanced testing.

Dr. Brian Haas also has extensive experience with Asian eyelid surgery, offering the famous DST (Double Suture Technique) procedure developed in Japan, to create a better-defined eyelid fold in Asian patients. If you’re considering Asian blepharoplasty in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Haas will provide the experience, the skills, and the communication required to create a more youthful and energetic appearance, while maintaining your personal and cultural integrity.

Offering the best cataract and cosmetic results available in the Orlando area, Dr. Haas is dedicated to patient care and providing the best possible outcome.  For more information on what Boutique Eye Orlando can do for you, your friends, or your family, Schedule a Consultation.

IDignity Charity Fundraiser Gala

Published on May 2nd, 2018

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

 IDignity 

IDignity Charity Fundraiser Gala. This Fundraiser was founded by one of Dr. Haas retired partner Dr. Bates. This year our practice supported the event. Our very own executive technician Miguel attended this event this past weekend. IDignity Orlando has hosted monthly client services events where governmental partners and more than 120 volunteers serve over 200 people in need. At these events, qualified clients can get a Florida birth certificate, as well as a Florida ID (Or license renewal). They also offer clients help with getting a Social Security card or verification information. The documents IDignity obtains for its clients give them the freedom to apply for work or school, gain access to shelters, seek help from social service programs, open a bank account or cash a check, secure permanent housing, and overcome many other obstacles to being self-sufficient . IDignity’s purpose is to empower the community and cultivate a more inclusive, productive and secure society. IDignity Orlando has also expanded through satellite organizations in Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. These satellite stations hold quarterly client service events.

What our patients are saying about Boutique Eye Orlando

Published on April 18th, 2018

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

Patient Letter

A beautiful letter from one of our patients. It is always a pleasure to receive letters from our patients. We strive to make our patients feel welcomed from the moment they enter our office to the moment they leave. We go above and beyond for our patients care.

See Better. Look Better. Live Better. 

This is what we live by. Thank you again for this wonderful letter, it is very much appreciated. – Boutique Eye Orlando

DST (Double Suture Technique)

Published on March 22nd, 2018

Written by Dr. Haas in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

DST (Double Suture Technique)

Dr. Haas performs the famous DST procedure developed in Japan, to create a better defined eyelid fold in Asian patients.

What is DST?

DST is a technique that was invented in 2001 by Dr. Akihiro Minami, a renowned plastic surgeon in Japan. Designed to be a minimally invasive procedure, DST does not require significant incisions to be made, hence does not leave behind significant scars on the patient’s eyelids.

As such, DST has become quite a common technique that is used in Japan since its invention. A relatively simple procedure, it can take 30 to 40 minutes for both eyes.

How it DST performed?

Dr. Haas first makes 3 small punctures on the upper eyelid of each eye. Then, using a specific twisting technique, two sutures are passed through those punctures and twisted around each other four to five times. After minimal suturing, the double sutures are tied together to create a fold on the upper eyelid. The result of this procedure is that when the patient opens his or her eyes, the underbelly of the skin is pulled inwards, resulting in a natural looking crease.

Although a quick and often less painful method to obtaining double eyelids, non-incisional procedures are said to be less effective when compared to incisional ones, owing to its high suture suture breakage rate and results that can fade over time. However, studies have shown DST to be both a safe and durable procedure, with results lasting about five years or more. Besides that, the results are also reversible in case patients change their minds.

Is DST for everyone?

Although it can benefit everyone, it is however more suited to certain candidates, in particular, the younger generation who are below 40s.

On the other hand, DST is not suitable for those with problematic eyelids such as those with asymmetrical or sagging eyelids and/or a lot of fatty tissues around the eyelids. Candidates with these issue are usually advised to opt for the conventional blepharoplasty for the best results.

 

Orlando Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – Boutique Eye Orlando

Published on December 6th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

Orlando Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Haas

Dr. Brian Haas has been practicing medicine for over 30 years. He has extensive experience and skill that is dedicated to each and every patient. Eyelid surgery should be taken very seriously. Our face is, in most cases, the first thing someone sees when meeting and our eyes all tell a story. Why not tell a slightly younger version of that story? Dr. Haas can provide dramatic results with a minimal recovery period and extraordinary results!


What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that repairs droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids. This can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.

Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

What eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision.
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids.
  • Bags under the eyes.
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris.
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.

To help decide if blepharoplasty is right for you, visit American Association of Plastic Surgeons .

For more information on what Dr. Haas can do for you, your friends, or your family Schedule a Consultation.

Boutique Eye Orlando is dedicated to serving Orlando. We want you to See Better. Look Better. Live Better.

Holiday Botox & Filler Special

Published on November 22nd, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Botox & Fillers 

Simply Botox

Happy Holidays from Boutique Eye Orlando! We hope your year has unfolded exactly as you anticipated. As 2017 comes to an end, what better way to finish up the year and bring in the new one with an improvement in the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines? Botox and fillers is your answer!

Want to look your best for Holiday pictures? We have the Botox and Fillers for you! Now until January 31st, 2018 Boutique Eye Orlando is offering 2 areas of Botox with the 3rd area half off OR two vials of your choice of fillers with the 3rd HALF OFF! We have everyday stressors that we have no control over, especially during the Holidays. If you’re feeling like you’re in need of younger, newer look Dr. Haas is the one to go to.

Dr. Haas has been practicing the art of seeing better, looking better, and living better since 1987. With over 30 years of Botox experience, you will not only look better, you will live better! This promotion can only be used at one visit per patient and cannot be shared with family or friends. For pricing and product information, please contact us at 407-841-1490 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Don’t wait before it’s too late! Start looking as young as you feel, today!

 

Premium Cataract Surgery in Orlando

Published on November 9th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery 

Cataract. We’re sure we have all heard this word at one point or another, but what is it? And what can be done about it? A cataract is opacity of the lens in our eyes. When this opacity becomes increasingly dense, the transmission of light (creating crisp, clear vision) is obstructed. Sometimes the cataract is so small, no symptoms are noticed. Some people may hear cataracts during an eye examination and think only negative thoughts. When in reality the treatment options can aim for the patient not needing glasses at all following the cataract removal.

Here at Boutique Eye Orlando, we strive to provide patients with the most advanced surgical options in the area. When cataract surgery was first introduced, there were no lens options and patients were forced to bear the attendant magnifications and distortions in vision, even while wearing glasses following the removal of the cataracts. Today, the options are near endless. When a patient comes into our office for a cataract evaluation, you can be sure we will treat each eye of each patient with professional and knowledgeable care. We offer Toric lenses to correct for astigmatism. Multifocal lenses to correct for both reading and driving vision. And this can all be done with a laser which offers a safer surgery and less risks of complication following the procedure. Every patient’s needs are different. There is no standard for any one patient. Here at Boutique Eye Orlando, we make sure we know all of your needs and do our very best to exceed expectations.

Get Rid of Your Glasses With Advanced Cataract Surgery

Published on November 3rd, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery  Eye Care and Eyewear 

Get rid of your glasses with advanced cataract surgery at Boutique eye orlandoIf you know you have cataracts and have been struggling with your vision and wearing glasses, now might be a time to consider advanced or custom cataract surgery. You might be able to see distance and read books without the need for glasses!

Read more…

Is Your Annual Eye Exam Due at Boutique Eye Orlando?

Published on October 28th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

Are you due for your eye exam by your Orlando ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando? We are fast approaching the end of the year where deductibles have been met and flexible spending accounts need to be spent. This can be a very busy time for us, so be sure not to wait until the last minute to schedule your eye exam. Dr. Haas performs a variety of exams including cataract evaluations, dry eye, diabetic exams, eyelid evaluations, Botox and cosmetic surgery. Call our office to schedule your appointment today 407.841.1490

Halloween Safety

Published on October 21st, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Dr. Brian Haas and Boutique Eye Orlando love Halloween! Don’t be surprised to see your favorite Orlando eye doctor wearing a costume on Halloween. But while Halloween means candy and cooler weather, we want to talk a little about eye safety so you can enjoy your Orlando trick-or-treat fest.

 

Contact Lenses– Everyone loves those funky colored and weird shaped contact lenses. But PLEASE do not buy them online or from some random store. Not only is it illegal, it is dangerous! Our optometrist, Dr. Nguyen can fit you with cosmetic contact lenses. They need to be measured and the right shape and fit for your eye. Improper use of cosmetic contact lenses can result in serious eye infections, pain, or even blindness. Some contacts imported into the USA are made with dangerous materials. Luckily there are legitimate cosmetic contact lenses that are fun and safe. But they must be prescribed by your eye doctor. Contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Nguyen.

 

Make-up– Try to use hypoallergenic makeup. Check the ingredients, especially when using around the eye. Some Halloween make-up can irritate the eyes. try and keep all makeup away from the water line/eyelashes.

 

Pointy Props- Avoid pointy props with young children. Plastic arrows and spears might be fun, until you get hit in the eye with them. Avoid anything too sharp, this goes for facemasks too.

 

Costumes That Block Vision– Make sure that your costume allows good vision. Wigs, facemasks, and hoods can block peripheral vision that can make it hard to see cars.

 

Flashlights– Use a flash light or other illuminating device so that you can clearly see where you are going. It’s easy to trip over rocks or uneven sidewalks when it’s dark out.

 

Be Seen– Make sure other people can see you! Wear reflective clothing, glow sticks, and flashlights so drivers can see you. Light color choices help too.

 

Have a happy and safe Halloween from Dr. Brian Haas and everyone at Boutique Eye Orlando!

 

Chalazion/Stye

Published on September 28th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

 

Chalazion/Stye

Overview of Chalazion

Are you noticing lumps in or along your eyelids? There is a good chance you may be experiencing chalazion. Similar to a stye, chalazion occurs when a firm lump or cyst in the eyelid forms due to the oil gland becoming blocked. In some cases, a stye may develop into chalazion.

Some of the symptoms of chalazion may be:

  • A small red bump or pimple that grows slowly, but eventually becomes large enough to interfere with your vision
  • Inflammation and swelling around the eye

 

Treatment

Most chalazion need treatment. Make sure not to squeeze or open the chalazion on your own during this time but do  the following method to encourage healing:

  • Apply a warm, wet compress. Doing this three to six times a day can help chalazion heal quicker, and open the blocked pore to begin healing
  • Avoid wearing makeup or contact lenses until the chalazion has healed

In some cases it may require a steroid ointment or a procedure to remove the chalazion. If the chalazion does not get better, please call 407-841-1490!

The best way to treat chalazion is with prevention. Following a few simple suggestions will help to avoid the annoying inconvenience of chalazion.

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes. This can let bacteria in that can eventually lead to the formation of chalazion. If you must rub your eyes, wash your hands first.
  • Replace makeup, especially mascara, at least every six months. Bacteria can grow in makeup.
  • Treat any irritation of infection promptly

Please call us immediately if you feel concerned about any conditions you are experiencing. The health of your eyes is as important to us as it is to you!

 

Boutique Eye Orlando/Dr. Haas

Brian D. Haas MD, PL

415 Briercliff Drive
OrlandoFL32806

407-841-1490

 

 

 

Introducing a New Technology to Enhance Premium Cataract Surgery

Published on August 30th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery 

Ora, orlando, cataract, premium, advanced

Dr Brian Haas and the new Ora system

 

Boutique Eye Orlando is proud to announce that we offer the next generation in cataract surgery technology. Dr. Brian Haas, an Orlando ophthalmologist, is now using the new ORA System which improves cataract surgical outcomes, offering patients clearer vision.

The Ora system aids the ophthalmologist by using special technology to provide detailed measurements of your unique eye during cataract surgery. Dr. Haas has always taken multiple measurements prior to cataract surgery, taking the utmost care, to provide the best possible measurements for amazing premium and advanced cataract surgery outcomes. The Ora is a brand new technology that will actually measure the size, shape, and refractive power of your eye during the cataract surgery.

This allows Dr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando to customize your advanced cataract surgery to you to. He will be able to ensure that your premium cataract surgery lens is tailored just for your needs to provide you with that is crystal clear– possibly without any need for glasses.

Rejuvenate Your Appearance this Summer with Orlando Botox!

Published on July 5th, 2017

Written by dev team in Botox & Fillers 

Rejuvenate Your Appearance this Summer with Orlando Botox Treatments!

Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and maintain youthful looking skin this summer with Botox. Here are a few reasons why Botox is the perfect cosmetic treatment for summertime:

Non-Invasive and Requires No Down Time

Great News! Botox treatments are non-invasive and require zero down time. The treatment is often referred to as a lunchtime procedure – meaning you’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave your appointment. It’s possible to look youthful and feel confident this season without sacrificing your summer plans!

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Look Years Younger Around Your Eyes

Having fun in the sun and being by the water is what summer is all about – but unfortunately the combination of the bright sun rays reflecting off the water causes squinting and in turn, years of repeated squinting causes noticeable crow’s feet and vertical frown lines in between your eyes. Botox can effectively correct the wrinkles around your eyes by disabling the muscles that causes them as well as prevent new wrinkles from forming. Friendly reminder – always wear your sunglasses!

Have Fun in the Sun

Some anti-aging cosmetic procedures, such as microdermabrasion, require weeks of recovery time which can make enjoying the summer sun impossible. Many skin treatments involve resurfacing or peeling of the skin requiring you to avoid direct and indirect sun exposure after the procedure.  Botox is an excellent option for smoothening and softening your skin this summer without having to hide from the sun for a significant amount of time. We also recommend that everyone wears sunscreen to protect their skin from sun damage and signs of aging!

Are you ready to rejuvenate your appearance this summer with Orlando Botox? Orlando Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Brian D. Haas has performed thousands of aesthetic treatments and surgeries in his career and is dedicated in helping his clients reach their beauty goals. To schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Haas, call us at 407-841-1490 or request an appointment online here.

Orlando Eye Doctor Provides Botox and Fillers

Published on February 22nd, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Botox & Fillers 

Have you have ever wondered about having a little Botox done. Look to your Orlando eye doctor, Dr. Brian Haas. Dr. Haas has been doing Orlando Botox and filler injections since the 80’s. He has more experience instilling Botox and fillers than anyone in Orlando. Cosmetic Botox is a great way to temporarily improve frown lines between the eyes (the “11’s”) and crows feet. Botox is safe and effective without permanent surgery. Botox usually needs to be repeated every 4-6 months. When Botox and fillers are done correctly, the look is very natural and not frozen.

Botox is a very quick procedure, about 10 minutes with no downtime or recovery. Dr. Brian Haas is an Orlando ophthalmologist who specializes in both cosmetic and functional Botox and fillers. He also specializes in cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery. If you are considering trying Botox or fillers in Orlando, please give us a call 407-841-1490 for a personal consultation with Dr. Haas

Dr. Brian Haas Provides Orlando Blepharoplasty

Published on February 20th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Botox & Fillers  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

If you’ve ever considered having your eyelids raised in Orlando, the term would be a blepharoplasty. As we age, our eyelids can sag and droop which makes us appear older than we are. Sometimes the lids can droop so much that it effects our vision. Dr. Brian Haas, at Boutique Eye Orlando, has been performing both functional and cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for over 30 years. Dr. Haas is an Orlando Oculoplastic surgeon. If you have a functional problem where the eyelids effect your peripheral vision, sometimes insurance will pay for the upper lid surgery. Lower lids are always considered a cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Haas can evaluate your eyes and his technicians can perform certain tests to see which category you fall into.  Dr. Brian Haas is a board certified Orlando ophthalmologist and Orlando eye doctor and has been here over 20 years. He also can supplement your eyelid surgery with Botox and fillers. Blepharoplasty does not stop the aging process but it does reset the clock giving you a natural and more refreshed look. Come in and see us for more information. 407-841-1490

Voted in Best Orlando Eye Doctor Magazine 2016

Published on February 8th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Orlando Magazine voted Dr. Brian Haas as a top Orlando Eye Doctor for 2016. Congratulations Dr. Haas! Dr. Haas is best known for Orlando cosmetic eyelid surgery, Orlando premium cataract surgery, and has been voted an Orlando ophthalmologist for the last 5 years in a row. We are very proud of him!

A New Premium Lens For Cataract Surgery

Published on February 1st, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery 

 

Dr. Brian Haas has been providing premium / advanced cataract surgery for many years. Some of these lenses have been able to get patients out of glasses for both distance AND reading! TECNIS is one of the lenses we’ve talked about in the past that is excellent for both near and far away.

Now TECNIS introduces a brand new lens called SYMFONY. The lens has all the benefits of TECNIS but it also gives you intermediate distance so that you can see far away, up close, and the computer. It is also available as a SYMFONY TORIC lens to correct astigmatism as well.

If you have significant problems with your vision or glare, now is a good time to schedule a cataract evaluation with Dr. Brian Haas. Ask him if the SYMFONY lens would be right for you. Call our office to schedule an appointment 407-841-1490

Is it time for your annual eye exam?

Published on January 4th, 2017

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice  Botox & Fillers  Cataract Surgery  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery  Eye Care and Eyewear 

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It’s January, a new year, and time to take care of your health top to bottom starting with your eyes with your Orlando ophthalmologist. Your Orlando eye doctor, Dr. Brian Haas, has been in practice over 20 years. He specializes in blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery. premium cataract surgery, and dry eye. It is recommended that adults have their eyes examined once per year or more if they have changed in their vision or certain eye diseases.

Did you know that Dr. Brian Haas in Orlando also examines the eyes for diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma? We can measure your eyes for a new pair of glasses and he will check the eyes front to back to make sure your eyes are clean and healthy. Dr. Haas is an Orlando ophthalmologist which means he also performs surgery such as advanced cataract surgery and functional as well as cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Brian Haas’s specialty is oculoplastics (blepharoplasty and eyelid disorders). He had also performed cosmetic Botox injections and filler injections (Radiesse, Juviderm, etc) since the early 80’s.

Give us a call to schedule your annual eye exam or for a cosmetic consultation at 407-841-1490.

Botox and Fillers for the Holidays

Published on December 7th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Botox & Fillers 

botox-xeomin-fillersHave you ever considered using Botox or fillers but were hesitant because you worry about safety or that overdone look? Dr. Haas was the first physician in Orlando injecting Botox since the 80’s! Botox is very safe and effective and is the most common cosmetic procedure done world-wide. Dr. Brian Haas always applies Botox and fillers with a very natural approach that refreshes your look without being overdone or “frozen”.

Botox and Xeomin are most commonly used for crows feet (wrinkles around the eyes) and the “11’s” (the deep frown creases you get between the eyebrows. Botox and Xeomin work by relaxing the area and softening wrinkles. Radiesse, Juviderm, Voluma, Belotero, and Restylane silk are all fillers generally used on the lower portion of the face by filling in sunken areas such as frown lines or the areas under your eyes making eye bags appear worse.

Call our office to schedule a consult with Dr. Haas. He will sit down with you, listen to your areas of concern, and make suggestions on the best approach to regain a refreshing and more youthful look.

Try Botox and fillers (Radiesse, Juviderm, Belotero) to get on your holiday face!

Buy 2 and get the 3rd half off with any combination of Botox or fillers until the end of 2016. Please call our office for the full details and to schedule your appointment 407-841-1490

 

Happy Holidays!

Boutique Eye Orlando Goes Camping

Published on November 22nd, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

We had a little informal camping trip and most of the office decided to check out Rainbow Springs State Park. What a beautiful place to visit! Everyone had a great time getting into the outdoors.

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National Centenarian’s Day

Published on September 22nd, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

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Today is National Centenarian’s Day! And we just happened to have a patient here that will be 100 in March! She looks pretty great doesn’t she? Happy early birthday Elizabeth!

Dr. Haas Fishing in Panama With His Son

Published on September 12th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

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Dr. Haas and Miguel go to Panama!

Published on August 2nd, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Looks like Dr. Brian Haas and Miguel had a great time in Panama last weekend. Look at that view!

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Dr. Brian Haas Interviewed Regarding His Medical Legacy and Care for His Eye Patients

Published on July 22nd, 2016

Written by Bonnie Creevy in About Our Practice 

Dr. Haas Goes to Africa!

Published on July 13th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Dr. Haas just came back from an exciting trip in Africa where he got to see gorillas in the wild! Here are some of the images he came back with.

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Dr. Brian Haas Interviewed Regarding Eyelid Surgery, Fillers, the Aging Process, and More

Published on July 7th, 2016

Written by Bonnie Creevy in Botox & Fillers  Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery 

We hope you’ll enjoy and benefit from the following pieces:

  1. A nearly four minute snippet (above) of the overall interview that quickly touches the topics of cosmetic eye surgery, Botox and other fillers, blepharoplasty, the aging process and how effective eyelid surgery can impact appearance, and more. (Over time, we’ll share the entire interview with you.)
  2. A complete transcript of the video portion that displays above (so that you can read, save, use, and share the content)
  3. The words Ronnie penned about Dr. Haas after the interview

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Dr. Brian Haas Loves Your Reviews!

Published on April 13th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

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Did you have a great appointment? Tell us about it! Dr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando loves to read your reviews. We now have a new feature on our site where you can leave feedback about your visit. Just click the REVIEWS button on the home page or hover over the About Us section and submit your review. Dr. Haas values feedback and appreciates your responses. If you have any questions or need help on how to write a review, please contact Bonnie at 407-841-1490. We also love reviews on Google and Yelp too!

Premium Cataract Surgery – a 2015 Analysis

Published on March 2nd, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery 

premium cataract surgery with intraocular lensDr. Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando specializes in premium cataract surgery. The difference between premium and regular cataract surgery is the type of intraocular lens placed into the eye. When it comes to cataract surgery, there are many difference lens choices. The standard IOL works  fine but you will likely need to wear glasses after the surgery. Premium lenses have a stronger chance of getting you out of glasses.

At Boutique Eye Orlando, a 2015 analysis showed that 90% of ophthalmologist Dr. Haas’s premium cataract surgery patients achieved their target of spectacle independence. Imagine not needing to wear glasses for distance AND reading! If you suspect you may have cataracts or have symptoms such as blurry vision, glare while driving at night, or poor contrast when reading; give us a call to schedule a cataract evaluation 407-841-1490.

Dr. Haas Goes to Sri Lanka!

Published on February 1st, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Dr. Haas of Orlando was in Sri Lanka

Here are some images from Dr. Haas’s recent trip to Sri Lanka with a friend of his.

Patient testimonial

Published on January 28th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Meet Dale, one of our long standing patients. Dale has had multiple surgeries by Dr. Brian Haas including blepharoplasty and cataract surgery with a great outcome!

Please let us know if you would like to consider doing a video patient testimonial. (407)841-1490

Congratulations on 20 years Dr. Brian Haas!

Published on January 13th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Congragulations to Dr. Haas who has over 20 years of experience as a eye surgeon in Orlando

Congratulations to Dr. Brian D. Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando. This month celebrates his 20th year in practice! Yesterday he saw one of his patients that has been with him since the beginning. It’s wonderful to see such loyal patients.

We Are Running a Special!

Published on January 6th, 2016

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

Buy tow get one free in orlando botox, jividerm, voluma, radiesse

Dr. Brian D. Haas and Boutique Eye Orlando are running a new special to break in the New Year. Print out the above picture or just ask our front desk for a specials card. Present the card to Dr. Haas, in Orlando, Fl. for a Buy Two Get One Free deal which can be used on any of our frames in the Boutique Eye optical. You can also use your card for any cosmetic service in house such as Botox, Juviderm, Voluma, or Radiesse fillers. Come to our office or call (407)841-1490 for specific details.

Congratulations to Dr. Brian D. Haas, Voted one of Orlando’s Best Doctors 2015!

Published on December 7th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

Boutique Eye Orlando is happy to announce our ophthalmologist, Dr. Brian Haas was voted a Best Doctor in 2015 by Orlando Magazine. You will find him listed in their magazine under Orlando ophthalmology. This is a huge honor and we are very proud of him!

Dr. Haas, Orlando Best Doctor 2015

Check Out Our New Online Store

Published on October 28th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice 

www.OphthalmologyStore.com

You can now order your eyecare products online! Dr. Brian Haas has opened an online e-store where you can benefit by purchasing all of your dry eye and skin care products in a convenient and easy manner.

Continuity of Care – Dr. Haas’s new website makes it easy for you to order the products that he recommends. The web site is also completely private and HIPAA compliant. None of your information is shared or given to any third party sites.

Cost Savings – Many of the items that Boutique Eye Orlando offers are not easy to find. At Ophthalmology Store, they are less expensive and easily available for you.

Convenience – Shipping is very low cost and fast for all items. Dr. Haas also has a convenient auto-reminder service that will be available soon to remind you when it is time to order more.

Please visit the site www.OphthalmologyStore.com to order your eyecare, dry eye, and skin care products. If you have any questions on our products, please call Boutique Eye Orlando at 407-841-1490 and Dr. Haas will be happy to make a recommendation.

Dr. Brian Haas and Son Salmon Fishing in British Columbia

Published on August 12th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Misc 

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Dr. Haas and his son had a great time catching prize king salmon in British Columbia!

Is Dry Eye a Big Deal?

Published on June 15th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Eye Care and Eyewear 

Treat dry eyes at Boutique eye orlando

Dry eye, or ocular surface disease, may not sound like a major problem, but it can be! How do you know when you should visit an Orlando eye doctor, or ophthalmologist, for dry eyes? The answer is simple. If you have any symptoms of ocular surface disease, you should make an appointment with eye doctor Brian Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando (407)841-1490. Symptoms of this disease include redness, scratchy sensation, foreign body sensation, irritated, burning, blurry vision, and tearing. Yes, tearing is one of the bigger signs of dry eye because the eye waters when irritated and you aren’t making the right kind of tears.

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See like Superman!

Published on June 9th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in About Our Practice  Cataract Surgery  Eye Care and Eyewear 

See Dr. Haas in Orlando to see like superman

Have you ever wanted to see like Superman? 

That may be a reality sooner than you think.

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Ask Dr. Brian Haas…

Published on June 3rd, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Eye Care and Eyewear 

Ask Dr. Haas

Dr. Brian D. Haas at Boutique Eye Orlando would like to answer your questions!

Have your ever wanted to ask an ophthalmologist a general question about eye care? Have you ever considered having cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or maybe trying Botox or cosmetic fillers but were afraid and had questions? Dr. Haas would like to read and answer your questions. Send the doctor your question in an email to tech@boutiqueeyeorlando.com and we will post an upcoming segment where Dr. Brian Haas will answer your questions. We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

 

Why are my pupils dilated during an eye exam?

Published on May 27th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Eye Care and Eyewear 

Orlando Eye Exam

If you’ve ever experienced a comprehensive eye exam, you know that the doctor uses eye drops to dilate your pupils.

But why do your pupils need to be dilated? What does that mean?

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Who can administer Botox in Florida?

Published on May 26th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Botox & Fillers 

Orlando Botox

Botox in Orlando is a safe, simple, and effective way to rejuvenate your skin. As we age, we grow wiser, and for most of us, that wisdom means we’re better at recognizing the brilliance of life, at appreciating the little things that make us smile from the inside out.

But sometimes, even when we’re smiling on the inside, the rest of the world sees tired eyes and the hint of a frown. Botox can help those shining eyes smile again.

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Introducing Crystalens

Published on May 13th, 2015

Written by Dr. Haas in Cataract Surgery 

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Boutique Eye Orlando has talked about cataractsⁱ quite a bit on these pages. Perhaps that’s because it’s the most commonly performed surgery in the US, with over 2 million people undergoing the procedure every year in the US (that’s 8,000 per day!).

Perhaps it’s because over 20 million people over 40 suffer from cataracts.

Or perhaps it’s because the treatment is so simple, so safe, and so effective.

We’ve talked about all of that including TRULIGN™ lenses, a particular type of intraocular lens called an accommodating lens that moves as your eye moves to enhance your range of vision.

We were particularly excited for this technology to become widely available, and we proudly introduced it to our patients. We’ve seen some great results with TRULIGN™, but now we have something else we’d like to share with you.

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