Dry eye in Detroit got worse this week due to increasing cold and decreasing humidity. Alternatives to tears discussed.
Cataract surgery in Detroit should be performed by board certified surgeons. Dr. William Goldstein in Shelby Township Michigan has been performing cataract surgery since 1993 and was board certified in 1994.
One of the most common questions on internet boards is about 'lumps and bumps' in the eyelid. Most commonly, these are styes, and are easily treated!
Glaucoma in Detroit area is a silent killer of vision, but it is preventable. Routine eye exams after the age of 50 can prevent blindness.
It is a common misconception that astigmatism is a mysterious disease of the eye, progressive and uncorrectable. In fact, astigmatism is simply a refractive error of the eye, just like nearsightedness and farsightedness.
LASIK Detroit news: Bladeless or All-Laser LASIK in Detroit has arrived, with Dr. Goldstein performing the first of these at his LASIK surgery center in Detroit! The most modern technique available performed by Dr.Goldstein.
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
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
It's that season again...itchy eye season. The spring and fall are the times when our eyes are most reactive to airborn allergy elements. Pollen, grass, ragweed, hay fever....all of these can trigger allergic reactions in peoples' eyes. And let's not forget blepharitis, the most common eye problem seen in most eye doctor's offices. Many patient use over-the-counter allergy drops, but most eye doctors don't recommend them.Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, or 'allergy eyes' is an art. Sometimes, simple application of lubricating eyedrops is all that is needed. Other times more aggressive measures are the answer. Occasionally, patients even need steroid eye drops.In general, the fist step is to apply lubricating drops during the day, and use lid hygeine in the evening. This may be all that is needed to help alleviate symptoms. If this does not work, a visit to the doctor is needed to figure out the next step.Prescription drops f