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.

Jerald F
58, Manager

Treatment Type:
  • Lens Implant
Tags:
  • High Expectation
  • Monovision
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/200 20/15 for reading
OS (left:): 20/400 20/15+
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): +5.25 -1.00 x101 -2.00 -0.25 x145 (target -2.00)
OS (left:): +4.25 -1.00 x92 -0.25 sph (target 0.00)

Jerald F says:

Doctor Wallace says:

Jerrald came to me interested in LASIK for his farsightedness. After reviewing his visual status and overall needs, I determined that cataract-style surgery with lens implantation might be a better option for him, for several reasons.

While LASIK can do a great job correcting farsightedness and astigmatism, the procedure sometimes produces a result with slightly inferior quality of vision compared to lens implantation, in patients of Jerald's age. The other consideration is that, if even mild cataracts are already present (as they were in this case), performing LASIK does not correct this problem and the cataracts will cause worsening of vision over time. Ultimately, cataract surgery would have to be performed anyway.

Jerald wanted to retain good reading vision in his right eye, and achieve good distance vision in his left eye. Our modern methods of lens implant calculation allowed us to achieve a virtually perfect result, right on target.