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.