GLAUCOMA & FARSIGHTEDNESS TREATED
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.