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Dr. William Goldstein

Ophthalmology
Shelby Township, MI
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Shelby Township, MI

Address

47670 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Care Network of Michigan

Health Alliance Plan

About

Bio

Dr. Goldstein provides the most individualized care in a very high-tech environment. He provides care in a traditional manner; one to one, and sees every patient himself. His superior skills as a surgeon, and unique bedside manner make him "The Doctor That Doctors Trust". He provides care and eye surgery to doctors, their patients, and their families. For LASIK, advanced cataract surgery, lens implant surgery, crystalens cataract surgery, or medical eye care there is none better. Diabetic eye care, glaucoma, and emergency eye care are all available with appointment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Doctor Q&A

622 Answers
119 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: Lasik for astigmatism is just as safe as for any other refractive error such as nearsightedness or farsightedness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
None: Unfortunately, there is no medical alternative to treat cataracts. You can slow progression by protecting yourself from ultraviolet with sunglasses an... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Cool compresses: All itching responds to cool temperatures. Sometimes over-the-counter allergy drops can help too!1.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Botox: Botox is only a short term fix for wrinkles.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Blood on the surface: If you can see the blood on the surface of the eye, it is a broken blood vessel. It will not cause you any harm, but won't look very nice. It is the e... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
May make it worse: Vaseline can clog the glands and make inflammation worse. Gently cleaning the lashes with baby shampoo is a better idea. More info: www.2020vision.Com... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Cool compresses.: Cool compresses may help, but you may need an exam to figure out why they are puffy.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Ophthalmologist : Choose a board-certified ophthalmologist. If your glaucoma is severe, you may want to find a glaucoma specialist. Stop seeking opinions, and find one ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: Visine is ok for relief in the short term (a few days). Artificial tears are safer if needed for more than a few days.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Allergies: Most likely allergies, but if your cough and runny nose are part of a cold (do you feel sick?), then it could be pink eye. Cool compresses, over-the-c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
GPC: This is probably a contact lens overwear situation, and may be a problem called gpc (giant papillary conjunctivitis). The first thing to do is stop th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Blocked gland: Styes are sort of like pimples in the eyelid. Most of the time the cause is unknown. Use very hot compresses (hot washcloth) 3 times daily. Make sure... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Blurry from inflam?: The inflammation can cause permanent blur due to swelling in the retina or cataract. Long-term use of steroid drops can also cause cataract. You shoul... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Disease of cornea: Any problem with the cornea (the front window of the eye) can be called a keratopathy. Depending on the cause, there can be blurred vision, light sens... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
After medications: If antibiotics or other medications have been used, but failed, surgery would be the best option.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Anti inflammatory : Restasis is an anti inflammatory so your eyes may appear more clear.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
15%: Usually a 15% decrease in pressure is considered a very good result, but your next set of tests will help determine if the drop is working well enough... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Unknown: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info! very often, the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Many causes!: Migraines can cause blurred or kaleidoscope vision followed by a headache. There are many causes though, and you may want to go see your doctor, espec... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Allergies: Sometimes allergies with post nasal drip can cause red throat.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Can't improve: If you have amblyopia, it means that your nerve pathways never properly formed between your eyes and your brain. Therefore, even though you can decrea... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Omega: Omega 3 fish oil may help with dry eye symptoms.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Go to your doctor: Go to your medical doctor and have a complete physical examination, this is the best source of a second opinion.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Unlikely: Amblyopia is a defect in formation of the connection between the eye and the brain. It occurs during childhood. But this defect does not cause seizure... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Yes: Laser can be repeated, and eye drops may work too. If those have failed, surgery may be the best option.
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Technique: If you are singing properly, and if nothing is wrong, you should not lose your voice that often. Go see an ear, nose and throat doctor and have your v... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Dystrophy: Abnormality of a layer of cells in the cornea. This causes swelling and poor vision. If eye drops don't work, that layer can be transplanted without r... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Trauma or infection: Infection is potentially very serious in a young child. Get this checked out. And if there is fever, go to the emergency room. If it is trauma, how ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Try tear drops: Artificial tears should help. Get some from the pharmacy. If you have inflammation of the eyelids, lid scrubs are needed. More info: www.2020vision.Co... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Stop drops!: First, stop the drops. You may have swelling of the cornea. Make an appointment with an eye doctor.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
If : If your eyes can be helped with new glasses, before surgery, then you may not need surgery in the first place. The prescription will almost certainl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
If : If the skin around your eye becomes swollen or red, if you have discharge from your eye, redness in the white area of the eye, or any vision changes, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Dry eye or sinus: Either dry eye or sinus can affect one side more than the other and cause this. Sometimes if one eyelid droops, it will also feel more tired.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Same day: Once your eyes feel comfortable (usually a few hours after surgery), you can watch tv or movies. You will need to keep your eyes moist with frequent a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Moderate: High myopia is generally considered to be above -7. Most surgeons won't do lasik above -8, although some use -10 as a cutoff.
A member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
It : It sounds like you are having problems related to recurrent styes. And the doctors that you have seen could describe them as blocked glands. These are... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
A : A careful surgeon will maintain your normal shape while improving the appearance and vision. It is, however, that the shape can change.
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
It : It sounds like you may have scratched the area near the cornea, but not the cornea. The cornea has more nerve endings per sq inch than any part of the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
See an eyedoc now!: Something blocking your vision could be a serious problem such as a retinal detachment. Please make an appointment to see an eye doctor soon.
A member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
It : It is difficult to fix glare problems that are caused by lasik with additional laser surgery. If glasses or contact lenses help with blurriness and gl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
You : You really need to see an ophthalmologist, not an od. When one eye is involved, and does not respond within a few days, then it it not a simple infect... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
I : I agree for the most part with the above answers. A few additions.... 18 is not too young to have surgery with standard lasik. But customvue lasik (wh... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
You : You need to take this list of questions to the doctor who is doing your injections. It is certainly reasonable for you to know what the long term plan... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Likely sinus problem: Pressure and headaches that are worse when you bend over are commonly due to sinus problems. Go see your medical doctor!
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
5th nerve: Another possibility is neuralgia, which is pain of unknown origin along a nerve.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Usually: Usually it will. Occasionally, steroid eye drops are needed for a couple of weeks.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Any : Any spots, dots, or wiggles can be a sign of a detachment of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye, which is not a big deal...On the other hand, 'fl... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Manual : Manual removal with a curette by a dermatologist is the best way.
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
It : It may be a stye, because there are glands near that 'hole' which is the entrance to your tear drain system. Or it may be an infection of the lacrimal... Read More

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Apr 7, 2013
I know Dr. Goldstein from AVVO.Com. He is continuing to provide an exceptional public service through Healthtap. He provides clear, understandable, accurate information consistenly. I recommend Dr. G...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. He has provided consistently excellent information on AVVO.Com. His response are informative and the recommendations are on target.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Goldstein is a kind, caring and compassionate physician. He is an asset to our medical community.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Until down almost ten years, no eye drops or other medications were given. Doctor said my condition is stable. Just wait and see. Thanks!
HealthTap member
I appreciate your answer but I have none of this. I'm a pretty healthy person who doesn't have allergies. I'm going to schedule a eye doctor appoinent. Thanks again.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! No I didn't feel sick or have anything wrong with me until I had the drops. Don't feel sick!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

SINAI-GRACE HOSPITAL

Awards

America's Top Ophthalmologists
Patient's Choice Award
Top Doctor, First Place, Detroit, MI - Winter
2013

Affiliations

ASCRS, AAO, Mseps
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
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