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

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"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.


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