WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 27, 2012) - Dr. Thomas Clinch and Dr. Paul Kang have adopted the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser at Eye Doctors of Washington, where they offer a number of vision correction procedures including cataract surgery and LASIK in Washington DC. The LenSx® Laser makes possible an innovative and revolutionary cataract surgery technique that offers a more precise and blade-free method of cataract removal.
According to Drs. Clinch and Kang, the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser is one of the most important recent technological advances in the field of cataract surgery. This computer-guided, surgeon-controlled laser has a number of advantages compared to traditional cataract surgery, including:
- Greater surgical precision
- No surgical blades for corneal incisions and anterior capsulotomies
- Custom-guided laser, programmable for each patient
- Decreased risks associated with traditional cataract surgery
- Better management of astigmatism after the procedure
Left untreated, cataracts will progressively reduce clarity of vision and result in substantial vision loss. The LenSx® Femtosecond Laser is designed to help individuals with cataracts prevent further visual deterioration. Using a computer to provide the most precise image of the patient's eye as a guide, the LenSx® Laser creates small, corneal incisions or anterior capsulotomies to remove the cataract. If a patient is also having a standard or refractive lens implant placement in order to improve vision after surgery, that procedure can be performed as soon as the cataract is removed.
Eye Doctors of Washington is one of a few vision care facilities in the country to offer cataract removal with the LenSx® Femtosecond Laser, and was the first to adopt LenSx in Washington DC. LASIK and cataract surgeons Drs. Clinch and Kang say continued education is extremely important to them because providing the latest technology in vision correction can help ensure that their patients are receiving the best possible care.
About Thomas Clinch, MD
Dr. Thomas Clinch is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College. He has been honored with an Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been named in the National Registry of Who's Who, as well as Best Doctors and Top Ophthalmologists in America. He currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at Georgetown University and the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Clinch is available for interview upon request.
About Paul Kang, MD
Dr. Paul Kang is an acknowledged leader in ophthalmology. He has been selected numerous times as a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine and Super Doctors by the Washington Post. He graduated from Harvard University and completed his ophthalmology training at Duke University. Drs. Kang and Clinch are the team ophthalmologists for the Washington Capitals hockey team and Washington Wizards basketball team. Dr. Kang is available for interview upon request.