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.

Max R
24, Film Director / Producer

Treatment Type:
  • Nearsightedness
  • High Expectation
  • Large Pupil
  • Nearsightedness Mild to Moderate
Pre/Post Unassisted Vision
  Pre-UCVA Post-UCVA
OD (right): 20/100 20/15
OS (left:): 20/100 20/15
Pre/Post Refractive
  Pre-Refractive Post-Refractive
OD (right): -2.50 -0.25 x140 0
OS (left:): -2.25 -0.25 x 15 0

Max R says:

To Dr. Wallace, Ruth, Norma, and all the Staff,

Thank you very much for the birthday card! Everything is going very well here in Monte-Carlo - especially my eye sight! Very often I still catch myself in amazement at how well I can see since the lasik operation. Especially appreaciated early this year when we were skiing in the Alpes by day and night. Hope you are all well - I''m still trying to convince everyone I meet to fly to LA to have Lasik done right!

Next time I'm in town I'd love to come in for a check up. Thanks again and hope you enjoy the summer,

All the best,


Doctor Wallace says:

Max is a very talented filmmaker, who also teaches a film course in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He's a fanatic for detail, and wanted the best possible results from vision correction.

His degree of nearsightedness is in the mild, easily treatable range, but he also had very large pupils, measuring 8.0mm in darkness in both eyes. For pupils of this size I feel that better results are achieved with the Alcon/Autonomous ("LADARVision") laser than with the Visx laser. I recommended treatment accordingly, and his results are "through the roof" spectacular. Even at night or on a shooting stage with lights dim, he has absolutely no glare, halo, loss of clarity, or other (even minor) problems.

He had LASIK in February '02, and sent the email comments to us (above) in June '05, so we know that he has retained excellent and stable vision for years following his treatment.