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.

Hiroko R
65,

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
Tags:
  • Featured
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): Counts Fingers 20/20
OS (left:): Counts Fingers 20/20
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -5.50 -0.25 x 069 -0.25 sph
OS (left:): -5.75 -0.75 x 134 -1.25 sph

Hiroko R says:

To others who may share my fright about eye surgery:

I was extremely scared to get cateract surgery even though my vision was getting worse.  I was becoming sad because I could no longer engage in my normal day to day activities with ease. My daughter convinced me to visit Dr. Wallace.

From the very beginning Dr. Wallace and his entire staff have been extremely kind. Dr. Wallace took time to throughly explain the procedure to me and to help reassure me that everything would be okay. I never once felt pressure from the doctor to get the surgery.  Instead, he give me all the necessary information so I could make the best decision.

On the day of the surgery, I was beyond nervous, but once again Dr. Wallace made me feel at ease. I experienced absolutely no pain during and after the surgery. ;Dr. Wallace even called me the evening of surgery day to check on my well being.
 
My vision is now 20/20. I can't remember the last time I was able to see this clear. There are simply no words to express how grateful I am to Dr. Wallace. He is definitely the best eye doctor in LA and I without a doubt will highly recommend him to all my friends.

Once again, thank you Dr. Wallace! I feel like you helped me get my life back on track!

Sincerely Yours,

Hiroko R.

Doctor Wallace says:

Hiroko's experience is rather typical for many people who find themselves with progressively dimming vision and loss of detail clarity brought on by cataracts.  We discussed all options available for her (and with all the modern lens implants, there are many!).  We decided that the best option for her would be to use aspheric monofocal lenses targeting one eye optimally for distance viewing, and one eye optimally for intermediate range, meaning 18 - 24"".  With both eyes open, this affords a very broad range of comfortable, clear vision enabling one to view a computer monitor, dashboard, cell phone, newspaper and similar items at intermediate range, while also being able to watch TV, see road signs, and drive.  The precision of our ability to measure the needs of each eye, and calculate the ideal prescription strength for the lens implants of each accordingly, make this quite a routine process nowadays.

 

Dr. Wallace