© 2022 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Donate Today Banner

Governor Paterson Treated for Acute Glaucoma in Left Eye

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Governor David Paterson was diagnosed with acute glaucoma in his left eye Tuesday and underwent an outpatient laser procedure.

The Governor's office released a statement saying the procedure "will not have any long-term impact on Paterson's overall health."

Paterson admitted himself to Manhattan's Mount Sinai Medical Center earlier in the day after experiencing "migraine-like symptoms." He was discharged late Tuesday afternoon and was recovering at home.

His doctor, ophthalmologist John Danius, says Paterson should be able to resume normal activities Wednesday. However, his office says he has no public schedule.

This is not Paterson's first brush with a health problem. Last year, as lieutenant-governor, Paterson was treated at the Erie County Medical Center when he fainted during a flight to Buffalo for an appearance here.