Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated in eye care offices. Symptoms and treatment are addressed in this post
Probably one of the most important issues facing a potential LASIK patient is how to choose their surgeon. How does a person find the best LASIK surgeon in Michigan? It may be the most important element of surgery, since the equipment used by most surgeons is similar in quality and accuracy. It comes down to finding a surgeon who is experienced, but has the time and the desire to take care of each patient individually.
Dr. William Goldstein is exactly that type of surgeon. He has been winning awards since his residency program in 1994. That year, he was Chief Resident, and won the Joseph Wahlers Award for patient care. More recently, he has received the Americas Top Ophthalmologist Award for three consecutive years! As for experience, he was one of the first to perform LASIK in Michigan, was the first to perform Implantable Contact Lens surgery in Michigan, and continues to stay on the cutting edge of his field.
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From time to time, Dr. Goldstein participate in health screening events at the local community centers. These events are very useful for patients, in that they help them to discover issues with their eye health that they may not be aware of. For instance, high pressure in the eye could indicate glaucoma, which is not detectable because it does not cause any symptoms for patients. Cataracts, on the other hand, can cause very mild reductions in vision, and the vision screening may indicate this if the patient has trouble reading the chart.
After the screening, if cataracts or glaucoma are possible, then patients are advised to see an ophthalmologist for a full examination. A complete examination should be performed at that time, including dilation with eyedrops. In this way, early signs of disease can be detected to avoid vision damage. If cataract surgery is needed, Dr. Goldstein prefers to perform crystalens cataract surgery as an outpatient.
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20/20 vision has always been considered "perfect vision" by most people. And of course we have all heard nearsighted individuals call themselves blind! But it is hard to know what '20/20 vision' means, and we all know that nearsighted people are not truly blind.
The term '20/20 vision' became known as perfect vision because eye doctors used examining rooms, known as 'lanes' that were 20 feet long! If a patient could see normal sized letters at 20 feet, this was perfect vision. If they needed letters that were twice normal size, they had 20/40 vision, meaning that they were still 20 feet from the letters, but someone with perfect vision could stand 40 feet away and still see the letters.
Blindness is defined as 20/200 vision or worse in both eyes WITH corrective lenses or contact lenses. For this reason, as long as they wear their proper correction, nearsighted patients are not truly blind!
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Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States in the elderly population, but it is a preventable cause! Unfortunately, it does not have any symptoms, so it is sometimes called the Silent Killer of Vision by eye doctors. It can only be discovered by an eye-care professional during a full eye examination. This is the reason that yearly eye exams are required for every patient above the age of 50.
So, how is glaucoma discovered during an eye examination? There are two findings that would raise a doctors suspicion. First, high pressure inside the eye, usually above 20 mm Hg, may be found. Even if the pressure is normal, glaucoma may be detected if the optic nerve inside the eye has an abnormal appearance.
Once an abnormality is found, testing needs to be done to determine if the patient has glaucoma or if they need to be followed for the future development of the disease. Visual field testing and optic nerve mapping with an OCT or HRT instrumen
Contact lens wear can be hazardous. Know the risks and wear your contacts carefully.