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.

Dean S
51, Writer

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
  • Nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness High
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): hand motions 20/25+
OS (left:): hand motions 20/20-
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -13.25 - 1.00 x 075 +1.25 - 0.75 x 92
OS (left:): -16.00 - 3.00 x 36 0.25

Dean S says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Dean was referred to me by his optometrist, and presented a series of challenges. He was profoundly nearsighted, and had suffered a complicated retinal detachment in his left eye in '96. Risk of retinal detachment is significantly greater in patients that are very nearsighted. Fortunately in Dean's case, that problem was repaired by a superb retina specialist, and he recovered good correctable vision.

Dean had also received several preventative treatments to his retinas (both eyes) to hopefully reduce any future risk of detachment. As a consequence of this prior care and surgery, he had developed a cataract in the left eye, and had vision best correctable to only 20/80.

Dean clearly needed cataract surgery in the left eye. The good news here is that modern cataract surgery, combined with lens implantation, can reduce or eliminate any pre-existing prescription; even profound myopia as Dean had.

We performed cataract care for Dean's left eye in May '02, and he was so pleased with the result that he requested the same care for the right eye as soon as possible. We did surgery for the right eye a few weeks later.

I am glad we had this option to offer Dean. His high prescription, combined with his corneal thickness and curvature, would have caused me to conclude that he would not be a good candidate for LASIK.