William S Goldstein, MD Blog

LASIK Surgery in Detroit for Correction of Farsightedness

February 19, 2013 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Farsightedness Lasik Lasik Surgery Lasik Surgery In Detroit

LASIK surgery can be successfully used to correct hyperopia or farsightedness. First, a thin flap is created on the cornea with the aid of laser or blade. The flap is then raised and laser is directed at the peripheral corneal tissue. The laser treats the corneal periphery and changes the cornea to make it steeper. The laser is controlled precisely to only remove the required amount of corneal tissue without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues. The flap is then re-placed, which makes quick healing possible.

Read More

Astigmatism correction easily performed in Michigan

May 31, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Astigmatism Michigan Toric Iols Refractive Error Lasik Farsightedness

Astigmatism can be corrected many ways, because astigmatism is a refractive error like nearsightedness and farsightedness. LASIK, toric lens implants, contact lenses and glasses can all be used.

Read More

Astigmatism Detroit, What the heck is it anyway??

January 19, 2012 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Astigmatism Detroit Toric Iols Refractive Error Nearsightedness Farsightedness

Astigmatism Detroit is viewed as a disease, mysterious and dangerous. This article discusses astigmatism and its treatment.

Read More

Astigmatism, a Common Cause of Blurry Vision

June 20, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Astigmatism Contact Lenses Lasik Farsightedness Nearsightedness

Astigmatism is one of the most mistunderstood terms in eye care. In fact, it almost sounds like a life-threatening disease when some patients talk about it! "How can I have LASIK, Dr. Goldstein? I have....ASTIGMATISM!". And really, it's just another common cause of blurry vision.

In most cases, astigmatism is actually a very benign condition, and one that can be treated very successfully. The first step is to understand what astigmatism really is. Actually, astigmatism is similar to near and farsightedness. It is merely a problem in the way that the eye focuses light. Astigmatism occurs when the eye has unequal curvature, and is shaped like a football instead of round in all directions like a basketball. This difference in curve causes two points of focus in side the eye. Nearsighted, or myopic patients have eyes that are too long, and farsighted, or hyperopic patients have shorter than ideal eyes. The treatment of astigmatism is similar to treating nearsightedness and fars

Read More