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Implantable Contact Lens surgeon in Detroit

September 19, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Lasik Eye Surgery Michigan Implantable Contact Lens Implantable Contact Lens Surgeon In Detroit Lasik Detroit Icl Detroit

The implantable contact lens surgeon in Detroit is Dr. William Goldstein. The implantable contact lens, or ICL, has several advantages over LASIK surgery, and is becoming increasingly popular. Formerly viewed only as a replacement for LASIK in patients who were not candidates for LASIK surgery in Detroit, it has become a primary procedure of choice.The ICL has several advantages, in that it is a fully reversible procedure. In other words, if there is a problem, or a change in prescription, the lens can be removed or replaced. In LASIK surgery, the changes to the cornea are permanent. This is for better or for worse, since it means that the good that is done (getting rid of nearsightendness, for instance) is long-lasting. On the other hand, if any problems with glare and halos or night-vision occur, they are permanent.Another advantage to ICL surgery is that it can correct much higher degrees of correction, more than double the limit of LASIK. Most surgeons will not perform LASIK on pat

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The Danger of Diabetes in the Eye

September 7, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Glaucoma Treatment Diabetic Eye Disease Glaucoma Detroit Diabetic Retinopathty Diagnosis Glaucoma

The dangers of Diabetes in the eye are well documented, and I had a reminder of that danger over the Labor Day weekend. I was called into the hospital to see a patient who complained of severe left eye pain. She had been having this problem for about 3 weeks, and her pain was increasing as her vision was decreasing.

When I examined her, I found that the pressure in her left eye was almost 3 times normal. As I looked further, I observed a pattern of lacy blood vessels growing on the iris of her eye. This was a sign that the Diabetes was causing a severe problem known as neovascular glaucoma.

In all likelihood, it is too late to save much if any vision in her eye. The diabetic eye disease has progressed beyond the usual retina issues, and is affecting the front of the eye. Multiple eyedrops to control pressure along with aggressive laser in the retina will be used in an attempt to save her eye, and it will be a long road.

Yearly eye exams for all patients

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Cataract surgery in Detroit

September 1, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Cataract Surgery In Detroit Crystalens Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgery Cataract Cataract Surgeon In Detroit

Dr. Goldstein has been performing cataract surgery in Detroit since 1991, and the technique continues to evolve. After 3 generations of cataract surgery tech, the true micro incision has arrived, with incisions close to 1/16th of an inch. But why does a small incision matter?

To understand this, it is necessary to realize that cataract surgery is actually lens replacement surgery. The cataract forms in the lens of the eye, which must be removed and replaced in order to complete the surgery. The replacement lens that is chosen is intended to allow good distance vision without glasses. To accomplish this goal, the eye must retain its natural shape. A large incision can cause irregularity that leads to astigmatism, which may result in glasses for the patient.

Incisions that are in the 2.5 millimeter range tend to cause almost no astigmatism. Dr. Goldstein is currently making a 2.2 mm incision. This equates to around 1/10th of an inch! The incision also seals i

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