William S Goldstein, MD Blog

Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes

April 9, 2019 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Contact Lenses Dry Eyes

Contact lenses are a common cause of dry eyes. Dr. William Goldstein explains what dry eyes symptoms are, along with possible treatment options.

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Eye Problems in Aging Adults

February 4, 2013 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Aging Eyes Eye Problems Dry Eyes Cataract Surgery In Shelby Township Cataracts

Although vision problems can occur at any age, the risk of developing them increases with advancing age. The increased risk is the primary reason due to which aging adults must keep their regularly scheduled eye doctor appointments.

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Dry eye season is coming fast!

November 17, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Restasis Tearing Dry Eyes Artificial Tears Plugs

Dry eye season is coming fast! Anyone who has dry eye syndrome, or even mild dry eyes, is beginning to notice that irritation is getting worse. Why are things getting worse now?First, let's talk about symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Most patients simply experience dry or gritty sensations in their eyes. These tend to be worse later in the day, as we use our eyes. They are made worse by use of computers, reading, and driving, since we tend to blink less when we are doing these activities. Other symptoms may include tiredness, intermittent blurred vision, and even tearing.So why do these symptoms get worse this time of year? As the air gets colder, the humidity in the air drops, increasing dryness. On top of that, forced air heat, which is in use in most buildings, is very dry. Most office buildings, stores etc do not have humidifiers on their heat, which only makes matters worse.Increase your artificial tear use this Holiday season...and if that does not work, consider going to your eye d

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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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