William S Goldstein, MD Blog

LASIK Eye Surgery, What Should You Consider?

April 20, 2016 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Lasik Surgery Lasik Lasik Surgery Troy Lasik Eye Surgery

LASIK, the acronym for Laser-assisted in-situ Keratomileusis is a surgery done to correct vision in individuals who suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness. People with astigmatism can also undergo LASIK.

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LASIK and Swimming

April 12, 2016 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Laser Vision Correction Lasik Lasik And Swimming

LASIK and Swimming What is Lasik? Lasik is a form of corrective eye surgery also called refractive surgery that is used to correct many different problems of the eye such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism and cataract. People also opt for Lasik to avoid wearing contact lenses or glasses as some people are allergic to lenses and consider wearing glasses or spectacles not very attractive. Patients often want to know if lasik and swimming mix, or if surgery means that the can t go in the pool anymore! Lasik is usually a very straightforward procedure with almost minimal or no post-procedure complications. Less than 1 percent of patients who have gotten surgery done might experience eye problems after surgery. These include dry eye, infection of the eye and problems with the flap. Seeing halos and glare are more common problems that patients might experience after undergoing laser vision correction but these usually clear up on their own with no medicatio

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LASIK to Correct Astigmatism

April 6, 2016 — by William Goldstein
Tags: All Laser Lasik Astigmatism Bladeless Lasik Bladeless Lasik Surgery Lasik And Astigmatism

In most of the cases, surgeons can use LASIK to correct Astigmatism completely, to provide clear vision. And the good news is that the effect of bladeless LASIK surgery is permanent in nature. Astigmatism is one of the most misunderstood problems related to vision. However, contrary to popular beliefs, it is not an eye-health related problem but is a condition when the eye has a difficulty with focusing light. Astigmatism results in blurred vision or vision getting distorted to some extent at varying distances. Defining Astigmatism Astigmatism is not an uncommon problem related to human vision. Though the name may sound quite scary to many people, astigmatism is not considered as a disease of eyes. It is actually a refractive error in the eyes such farsightedness and nearsightedness. The problem of Astigmatism can be cured through different means such as bladeless LASIK surgery, contact lenses and eyeglasses. But how is Astigmatism caused? It is a condition that is caused by th

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