Navigation Links
Soldiers Receive Free Memorial Day Lasik Surgery Before Going to Iraq
Date:5/23/2008

BERGENFIELD, N.J., May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-dozen members of the Army's 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment yesterday captured the offices of Dello Russo LaserVision, getting ready for their upcoming deployment in Iraq. Instead of shooting targets with blurry eyes, they were undergoing a Lasik procedure that allows them to have 20/20 vision within an hour.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080523/NYF043 )

Drs. Joseph and Jeffery Dello Russo marked the 3rd time in what became an annual celebration of patriotism, providing free corrective eye surgeries to members of the U.S. military before they go to their missions overseas.

The Dello Russos have completed another round of Free Lasik surgeries in their Manhattan location, helping another dozen of soldiers to get rid of their eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some of them have been waiting for years to get this treatment, but were not able to afford it before receiving bonuses following their return from Iraq.

The 113th Infantry Regiment, to be deployed in September, were thrilled: "This is just the best thing that could have happened," said Spec. Randall Bisset, a sniper and scout. "Glasses fog up. They're uncomfortable with the night vision goggles, and contacts dry out and you have to look for solution in your bag in the middle of the field. You can't endanger your unit like that."

"You can't really do our job with glasses," said Staff Sgt. Robert Marks of Rockaway, NJ. "The reflection from the lenses will give away your position. Dr. Dello Russo is an American hero. Getting the support really means a lot to us."

The family-run business, which was founded 40 years ago, was the first center in the U.S. to offer a bladeless Lasik surgery, as well as first out-patient cataract surgery center in the Northeast, the first commercial Excimer laser in the Northeast, the first commercial flying spot laser system in the country, and more.

"We have tons of patients in the military and the police force," said Dr. Jeffrey Dello Russo, "we feel that it is a great opportunity for us to give back, especially before the Memorial Day weekend. We wanted to make sure that soldiers who are in pretty extreme environments that are not suitable for glasses will be safer and more comfortable."

The soldiers went through exams and preparations before undergoing the procedure, in which the laser beam itself is used for less than a minute. Minutes after the minimally invasive surgery, the soldiers wore dark sunglasses and rested for an hour. Staff Sgt. Lisandro Peralta could barely identify 6-inch tall letters during his vision test. He could not believe it when following the procedure he could flawlessly pick out letters a fraction of the size - a sign that he now has 20/20 vision.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dello Russo LaserVision
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. PA Soldiers and Sailors Home Dedicates 32-Bed Dementia/Alzheimers Unit
2. Life-Saving News for Battlefield Soldiers & Wounded Civilians
3. Injured Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital to Benefit From Congressional Fundraiser
4. Champion of blinded soldiers, Congressman Murtha, is Man of Vision
5. Pain treatment in the field: Good for soldiers comfort and better for rebuilding troop strength
6. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Expands Service Offerings for Injured Soldiers with the New Warriors to Work Program
7. How do multiple deployments affect soldiers and their families?
8. UBs bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack
9. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers Relax and Recover
10. UVA Health System part of Armed Forces multi-million dollar effort to help soldiers
11. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... announced today its affiliation with Tennessee Counseling Association. This new relationship ... of the Tennessee Counseling Association, adding exclusive benefits and promotional offers. , "TCA ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... health policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, ... work on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex ... as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and ... a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Bay Area Lyme Foundation ... Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness , Harvard ... MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and ... the five finalists of Lyme Innovation , ... than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to ... devices developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... done in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ... , can get any needed testing done in the comfort of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, a leading ... and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, today announced ... Series-A funding is led by Innova Memphis, followed ... other private investors.  Arkis, new financing will accelerate ... the market release of its in-licensed Endexo® technology. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: