Created on: Friday, June 07, 2013

June 8, 1998

SAN DIEGO — Dr. Richard Leung, head of the San Diego Eye & Laser Center, has been honored with an appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

Responsibilities associated with the title include the involvement in the education of medical students and postgraduate trainees at the UCSD School of Medicine. Appointees are encouraged to make important and significant contributions to the teaching programs at the university.

"I’m honored to be appointed a Clinical Instructor at UCSD’s Department of Ophthalmology," Leung stated. "I’m eager to begin my association with the school’s highly regarded Shiley Eye Center, and make a positive impact on residents studying to be tomorrow’s ophthalmologists."

Dr. Leung was nominated for the title by the UCSD Department of Ophthalmology Chairman, Dr. Stuart Brown. The appointment will be effective until Dec. 31, 1999, and is subject to annual review.

Dr. Leung has been a practicing ophthalmologist in San Diego for more than a decade, and has successfully performed more than 1,000 laser procedures to correct astigmatism and nearsightedness using the highest levels of technology and personal care.

He was the first surgeon in San Diego County to perform Down-up LASIK, a laser eye surgery that affords clients greater safety and faster visual recovery than any other vision correction procedure.

As an expert, he has been featured on several local television stations demonstrating Down-up LASIK. His techniques also have been highlighted in more than 10 major U.S. markets and Canada.

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