Dr. Seydel Talks About a Memorable Patient

Providing crystal clear vision to Sacramento, Roseville, & nearby areas of California

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Video Transcript: This patient who came to us seeking to have refractive surgery, LASIK surgery, and he wasn't a candidate because he has keratoconus, which is corneal dystrophy, so he couldn't see very well at all. His best corrected vision was 20 to 100 and Dr. Reed says, no, sorry, you can't do this surgery, come back and see Dr Seydel, maybe he can fit you in special contact lenses to get you some vision back. So I fit these contacts on and he's like, no this isn't going to work, cause it's a very tedious process to fit a keratoconic patient, get him to see well, it takes several visits. So he left, he was supposed to come back in a week, he didn't come back. So months go by and then he's on my schedule again. I fit him with these other lenses and kept trying this lens or that lens until one works. At the very end of the exam I got the right lens for him and he was actually reading the 20 20 line, and the guy just changed instantly. He was like, dude, I can see the line, oh my god this is great, I can't believe it, so he was so excited and I was too because it's a good feeling to make someone able to see who was having trouble. So we go up front to check out, and I'll see him back in a week so I stop at the front desk, and our waiting room is very large, we sometimes have five doctors working at one time, we sometimes have thirty, forty people in the waiting room. He kept grabbing my arm saying, dude I can totally see, and he looked out the window and there's an office next door to us that has a sign with the office spaces on there, and he's all, dude I can totally see that sign, I can't believe it. He said, I'm like a blind man who was made to see for the first time and you're like, Jesus. And the whole waiting room just erupted into laughter, and I felt so good. So it's things like that that make this job rewarding.