Kathleen C Leone MD FACS

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Kathleen C. Leone, M.D., F.A.C.S. — LASIK Surgery, ICL, and Cataract Surgery
“I love practicing ophthalmology. It is extremely rewarding to help patients improve their vision. To have a patient that has worn glasses since elementary school become spectacle-free is exhilarating.” - Kathleen Leone, M.D.

Kathleen Leone, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified LASIK and cataract surgeon at Eye Associates of Wilmington and has practiced in Wilmington since 1998. She graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
A Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Leone served eight years of active duty before joining the Wilmington medical community. She served at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Guam Naval Hospital and with the marines at Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. She began performing refractive surgery in 1995, and has been awarded certifications in iLASIK, CustomVue® Intralase® laser vision correction as well as Visian ICL™ implantable collamer lens insertion.
Dr. Leone states: “The blade-free customized Intralase / VISX S4 LASIK procedure is absolutely state of the art. There is no better time to have refractive surgery from a technological viewpoint. It’s safe and wonderfully precise. We are the only fixed base iLASIK provider in eastern North Carolina. As such, we have an unprecedented edge over our competitors. It is an awesome privilege to perform this procedure. Get ready for a life changing event!”
Sometimes, patients want LASIK but are not ideal candidates – which is why the in-depth, 2 hour consult offered at no charge is critically important. There is something available for those patients, too! The intraocular collamer lens (ICL) is a fantastic option. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Leone specializes in cataract surgery using the latest intraocular lens technology. One of her goals in performing cataract surgery is to provide the patient with clear vision once again. However, with the advanced lifestyle intraocular lens implants (Restor), a secondary goal, if the patient chooses, is to decrease the patients’dependence on prescription glasses, contact lenses and even magnifiers from the drugstore! The possibilities are HERE waiting for YOU!
Dr. Leone performs iLASIK in our Wilmington location. For the convenience of her patients, she performs cataract and other refractive surgery at Wilmington SurgCare, Atlantic Surgicenter, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport.
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Board Certified
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Primary Specialty
LASIK
Secondary Specialty
Cataracts
Title
Ophthalmologist (MD)
Harry Gross
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Summary: Thanks Doctor Leone
August 31st, 2016
Less than 5 minutes after I left your office yesterday, I wanted to turn around around and give you a great big hug. Mary said no way. I could not believe how bright and clear the stop sign at the corner was. Surpassed my best expectation. See you on Oct.5th. for the right eye.
Thanks again.
Harry Gross
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Ashby McNally
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Summary: Dr. Leone & Staff
May 10th, 2015
I recently had Lasik surgery at Eye Assoc. of Wilmington. I had previously suffered from over 2 years of continuous infections from wearing contacts. After years of eye doctor visits and a trip to Duke, my local eye doctor suggested I go see Dr. Leone.

From the beginning her staff was very personal and had obvious concern for their patients. It was quite the team. Eric Kather was awesome and handled every element of the appointments and flow of information. IN addition to having the constant eye infections, I only have good sight in one eye due to lazy eye. Dr. Leone was confident and reassured me along the way.

Finally on the day of surgery, her team was the most professional and made me feel comfortable with the procedure. Their bedside manner was incredible and Dr. Leone was a real pro. I was well taken care of and they made a very nervous procedure one of the most positive experiences of my life. After the procedure, I felt as if I was part of their family and they have genuine care for their patients.

I highly recommend Dr. Leone and her team at Eye Assoc. of Wilmington. The lasik surgery has changed my life and glad I made the decision to choose them.

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