SOURCE: Eye Doctors of Washington

Eye Doctors of Washington

April 23, 2013 05:01 ET

Washington DC LASIK Surgery Practice Offers Innovative All-Laser LASIK Procedure

Drs. Thomas Clinch and Paul Kang Lead One of the Few Practices in the United States to Offer LASIK Surgery Patients the Technological Advantages of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer Laser

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Washington DC LASIK surgeons, Drs. Thomas E. Clinch and Paul C. Kang, have recently implemented a new laser vision correction technique to their eye care practice. Eye Doctors of Washington, their private practice, recently acquired the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer laser, allowing them to utilize one of the fastest refractive surgery treatment techniques available in the United States. The two LASIK surgeons say that with the addition of the latest laser LASIK technology, they are excited for the opportunity to offer their patients a safer, more precise method of laser vision correction.

According to Alcon® -- developers of the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer laser -- the advanced LASIK technology provides a heads-up display, a fiber slit projector with LED light source, and a high-resolution video system. The Excimer laser is also equipped with non-contact corneal measuring, and increases the working distance for eye surgeons utilizing the device. Furthermore, the WaveLight® EX500 Excimer's proprietary PerfectPulse Technology® reduces the potential for nighttime glare by maintaining a high pulse frequency with a minimized thermal load.

In regard to the unique attributes of the Excimer laser, Drs. Clinch and Kang say the new technology will enable them to conduct LASIK surgery with an unmatched level of efficiency. By utilizing the Excimer laser, Dr. Clinch says they will also be able to more effectively customize LASIK procedures based on each patient's unique vision correction needs. Additionally, Dr. Kang notes that the enhanced accuracy of the device, combined with a powerful multi-dimensional eye tracker, will help them achieve better results while ensuring the safety and comfort of their patients.

Ultimately, Drs. Clinch and Kang recommend all-laser procedures for their LASIK surgery patients due to the superior precision and safety these techniques provide. Eye Doctors of Washington is one of few practices in the country to own The WaveLight® EX500 Excimer laser, and Drs. Clinch and Kang say they are proud to offer their Washington, DC eye care patients one of the most advanced all-laser LASIK surgeries available.

About Thomas Clinch, MD

Dr. Thomas Clinch is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, where he also graduated with honors. In addition to being the first surgeon in the Washington, DC region to utilize the ReSTORE lens in cataract surgery, Dr. Clinch is the only eye surgeon in the Washington area to be selected for participation in FDA trials to correct extreme nearsightedness with IOLs. He is available for interview upon request.

About Paul Kang, MD

A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Paul Kang earned his medical degree and served as a delegate to the American Medical Association at Indiana University. He has been appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University and the Washington Hospital Center. In addition, Dr. Kang works as a scientific reviewer for the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and has been named to the "Top Doctor" list by Washingtonian Magazine, the "SuperDoctors" list by the Washington Post, and as one of America's Top Ophthalmologists. He is available for interview upon request.

Contact Information

  • Eye Doctors of Washington

    Chevy Chase Wisconsin Circle:
    2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 230
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (301) 215-7100
    (877) SEE-WITH-LASIK

    Chevy Chase North Park Avenue:
    4600 North Park Ave.
    Plaza North
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (240) 855-0720

    Washington, DC Office:
    1016 16th Street NW, Lower Level 100
    Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 659-2050
    (877) SEE-WITH-LASIK

    Tysons Corner Office:
    8230 Boone Blvd Suite #125
    Vienna, VA 22182
    (703) 962-7104

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