Patient Profiles 

One of the best ways to learn about vision correction is to talk to, read about, and learn from people who have already had similar care. We invite you to browse here a very broad selection of profiles about our patients.

Our profiles include data on:

  1. Unaided vision before and after treatment;

  2. Prescription before and after treatment;

  3. Age, occupation, and photo (if provided);

  4. Certain special case concerns;

  5. Comments from patients; and

  6. Comments from Dr. Wallace.

We invite you to browse by the various treatment types listed in the 'right rail' (column at right).  Or, to review all patient profiles, simply select one of the featured patients, then the "Next" or "Previous" tabs on the individual profile pages.

These are real people, and their letters speak for themselves. To respect and protect the privacy of these patients, we have identified them only by first name in the letters published here.

Adrienne R
60, Commercial Driver

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
Tags:
  • Astigmatism
  • Monovision
  • Farsightedness
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): Counts Fingers 20/25
OS (left:): Counts Fingers 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): +5.75 -2.25 x105 0
OS (left:): +5.25 -1.50 x077 -2.00 -1.25 x108 (monovision)

Adrienne R says:

Doctor Wallace says:


Adrienne was sent to me originally for emergency care relating to sudden pain and loss of vision in her right eye. She was found to have

Acute angle closure glaucoma with dangerously high pressure readings in the right eye. This form of glaucoma is fortunately rather rare, but can cause blindness if not treated immediately. We did treat her on an emergency basis with a special laser which resolved the crisis and allowed return of her vision. She needed the same emergency treatment five days later in her left eye (we had advised laser treatment for the left eye several weeks hence, but didn't expect an acute attack in that eye so soon after the right eye treatment), and responded nicely to care.

After "the dust settled", Adrienne asked me about her options for vision correction. I explained that one of the contributing factors to her acute glaucoma was her eye anatomy, and that the same anatomy caused her to be farsighted. I explained that while correction by LASIK would not change any internal anatomic condition of the eye, correction by cataract-style surgery would correct both the anatomy and the farsightedness. She chose to have cataract and lens implant care, and I am pleased to say has achieved a magnificent visual and functional result.