William S Goldstein, MD Blog

Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

May 14, 2013 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Cataract Surgeon In Detroit Computer Vision Syndrome Eye Health Cataracts In Michigan Sunglasses

 

Vision is one of our most valued senses but not many people take care of it adequately. The reason for this mainly is the ignorance about maintenance of eye health. The health of our eyes largely depends on our dietary and lifestyle habits. It pays to know the best practices you can adopt as these result in healthy eyes as you grow older.

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Diabetic Eye Care in Detroit

March 13, 2013 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Cataracts Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgeon In Detroit Diabetic Eye Care Diabetic Eye Care In Detroit

Diabetes can cause a variety of problems in the eye, usually due to poorly controlled blood sugar. High blood sugar due to diabetes can damage the walls of small blood vessels in the eyes leading to change in their function and structure known as diabetic retinopathy. As a result, the vessels may leak, thicken, close off, form clots, or grow bloated defects known as microaneurysms.

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Better Than 20/20 Vision After Cataract Surgery

February 11, 2013 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgeon In Detroit Intraocular Lens Better Than 2020 Vision

The focusing ability of the eye is measured in diopters. Cataract surgeries usually remove the natural lens of the eye and this causes the eye to lose around 18 diopters, which is equivalent to one-third of the eye’s ability to focus. This loss is usually compensated by the cataract surgeon through implantation of an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

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Types of Cataracts, their Symptoms and Prevention

December 14, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Cataract Surgery Cataract Surgery In Detroit Cataracts Cataract Surgeon In Detroit

The function of the eye is somewhat similar to that of a camera that records images. As the light enters the eyes, it passes through the cornea, the transparent fluid in the eye (known as aqueous humor), the pupils and then into the lens. The lens then bends the light so that it focuses the image of the objects on the retinal lining at the back of the eyes. From here, the formed image travels through the cells of the retina to the optic nerve. This carries the image to the brain, which processes it.

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Crystalens Cataract surgery in Detroit, center for excellence, Dr. William Goldstein

January 9, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Crystalens Cataract Surgery Relex Crystalens Cataract Surgery In Detroit Cataract Surgeon In Detroit

Recently named a Center for Excellence for cataract surgery in Detroit with crystalens implants, the office  of Dr. William Goldstein continues to offer the best for their 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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