William S Goldstein, MD Blog

What is 20/20 vision?

May 16, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Relex Surgery Eye Exam Vision 2020 Vision Lasik

20/20 vision has always been considered "perfect vision" by most people. And of course we have all heard nearsighted individuals call themselves blind! But it is hard to know what '20/20 vision' means, and we all know that nearsighted people are not truly blind.
The term '20/20 vision' became known as perfect vision because eye doctors used examining rooms, known as 'lanes' that were 20 feet long! If a patient could see normal sized letters at 20 feet, this was perfect vision. If they needed letters that were twice normal size, they had 20/40 vision, meaning that they were still 20 feet from the letters, but someone with perfect vision could stand 40 feet away and still see the letters.
Blindness is defined as 20/200 vision or worse in both eyes WITH corrective lenses or contact lenses. For this reason, as long as they wear their proper correction, nearsighted patients are not truly blind!
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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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Glaucoma, The Silent Killer

May 5, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Glaucoma Detection Glaucoma Michigan Glaucoma Glaucoma Detroit Diagnosis Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States in the elderly population, but it is a preventable cause! Unfortunately, it does not have any symptoms, so it is sometimes called the Silent Killer of Vision by eye doctors. It can only be discovered by an eye-care professional during a full eye examination. This is the reason that yearly eye exams are required for every patient above the age of 50.
So, how is glaucoma discovered during an eye examination? There are two findings that would raise a doctors suspicion. First, high pressure inside the eye, usually above 20 mm Hg, may be found. Even if the pressure is normal, glaucoma may be detected if the optic nerve inside the eye has an abnormal appearance.
Once an abnormality is found, testing needs to be done to determine if the patient has glaucoma or if they need to be followed for the future development of the disease. Visual field testing and optic nerve mapping with an OCT or HRT instrumen

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Contact Lens Wear in Detroit

May 1, 2011 — by William Goldstein
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Contact lens wear can be hazardous. Know the risks and wear your contacts carefully.

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Contact Lens Wear in Detroit

May 1, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Contact Lens Detroit Contact Lens Wear William Goldstein

Contact lens wear can be hazardous. Know the risks and wear your contacts carefully.

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Crystalens Cataract Surgery in Detroit

April 22, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Reading Glasses Detroit Cataract Surgery Crystalens Crystalens Cataract Surgery

For crystalens cataract surgery in Detroit, Dr. William Goldstein uses all of the best technology available. That is why his office has been designated a "Crystalens Center of Excellence". Bausch and Lomb only gives this designation to the most experienced Crystalens surgeons!If you need crystalens cataract surgery in Detroit, you need to see Dr. Goldstein. His surgery center is in Troy. He will take care of you every step of the way to make your experience pleasant, and easy.The crystalens implant for cataract surgery can help you to reduce or eliminate your dependence on reading glasses once and for all.Call Dr. Goldstein's office at 586-323-2020 for more information.

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Where to have Crystalens Cataract surgery in Detroit

April 22, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Crystalens Cataract Surgery Detroit Crystalens Cataract Surgery

The best surgeon and facility for crystalens cataract surgery in Detroit are with Dr.William Goldstein

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Implantable contact lens vs. LASIK Detroit

April 18, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Implantable Contact Lens Icl Michigan Icl Detroit Icl Versus Lasik Icl

Implantable Contact Lens vs. LASIK Detroit is an area of current discussion in eye care.Even though LASIK has been around longer,there are reasons that ICL surgery may be the best choice for getting rid of glasses and contacts."LASIK has been great for the last 2 decades", says Goldstein, "but the ICL has some clear advantages." Among the advantages are that patients who need cataract surgery later will have a more accurate result.More information is available at www.2020vision.com

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Implantable Contact Lens vs. LASIK Detroit

April 18, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Detroit Implantable Contact Lens Lasik

Implantable contact lens surgery vs. lasik Detroit....which is the superior technology?

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Implantable Contact Lens vs. LASIK Detroit

April 18, 2011 — by William Goldstein
Tags: Detroit Implantable Contact Lens Lasik Icl

Implantable contact lens surgery vs. lasik Detroit....which is the superior technology?

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