William S Goldstein, MD Blog

Presidential Debate Causes Blurred Vision

October 10, 2016 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Dry Eye Syndrome Blurred Vision Presidential Debate Hilary Clinton Donald Trump

Watching the presidential debate can blur your vision. Patients in Michigan with Dry Eye Syndrome will notice this with prolonged use of TV or computers.

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Red eyes, dry eyes and thyroid disease

October 18, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Restasis Allergy Eyes Blepharitis Artificial Tears Dry Eye Syndrome

A patient asked me today if his chronic red eyes really "mean anything". When I asked him what he meant, he said that his eyes feel better due to the dry eye treatment with Restasis, but that the redness had not completely resolved. This lead us to a pretty interesting discussion about red eyes, local diseases of the eye, and what systemic (whole body) problems can lead to red eyes.To put it in simplest form, redness is a sign of irritation. This can be due to dry eyes, allergies, infection, or inflammation, and can range from mild to severe. Many patients do not even feel that there is a problem, but notice redness when they look in the mirror.The first line of treatment is to use soothing lubricant drops, or artificial tears. Visine and other 'get the red out' drops are only to be used occasionally, not long-term, but tears can be used forever if they are working. If tears and other local treatments are not working, then other causes should be considered. Thyroid disease can be link

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Dry Eye Syndrome

May 26, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Restasis Dry Eyes Artificial Tears Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common problems in eye care today, and it seems to be increasing in frequency. It is also now recognized as a bigger issue in terms of good vision.Most patients with dry eyes complain of dryness and grittiness. It may surprise some people to know that tearing is also a symptom of dry eyes. Patients with dryness will experience excessive tearing as their eyes try to compensate for the irritation that comes with dry eye. Blurred vision may also occur, either because of the tearing, or because good vision relies on a smooth tear film on the front of the eye.Treatment usually starts with over-the-counter tear products, used up to 6 times daily. Other options include the use of Restasis prescription drops and the use of plugs in the tear outflow system. These treatments may be used in combination.Most patients with dry eyes can have relief, but many require constant care, and are frustrated by constant dryness and burning.

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Dry Eye Syndrome

May 24, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Dry Eye Syndrome Dry Eyes Artificial Tears Tearing Restasis

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common problems treated in eye care offices. Symptoms and treatment are addressed in this post

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