William S Goldstein, MD Blog

Macular Degeneration and IOL Choice

July 3, 2018 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Macular Degeneration Iol Intraocular Lens Cataract

New IOL's (intraocular lenses) for cataract surgery can protect the eye from UV and blue light that can cause progression of macular degeneration

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Common Causes of Macular Degeneration

December 7, 2017 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Macular Degeneration

Laser eye surgeon William S. Goldstein teaches patients about the common causes of macular degeneration.

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Conditions That Affect Your Central Vision

September 7, 2017 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Macular Edema Stargardt S Disease

A number of eye conditions can negatively affect your central vision, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and Stargardt's disease.

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Macular degeneration treatment

July 7, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Vitamins Areds Study Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Treatment

Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world, and is the number one cause of blindness in the older population in the Unted States. There is treatment for some of the forms of macular degeneration, and there are a few preventative measures that people can employ as well.

Patients with wet macular degeneration, where bleeding is occuring under the retina, may benefit from medications that are injected into the eye. These medications, known as anti-VEGF's, cause the abnormal bleeding vessels to shrink down and stop bleeding. These medications may not only stop the vision loss, but may actually lead to an improvement in vision in many patients. Injections usually need to be repeated several times to bring about reduction of swelling and bleeding. These injections may take several months to complete, and improvement in vision may take much longer.

Several surgical options have been used in the past, including removal of the leaking bloo

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Macular Degeneration Treatment

May 15, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Macular Degeneration Treatment Of Macular Degeneration Vitamins

Vitamins can be a valuable treatment for macular degeneration, if used in the correct doses

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