Dr. William Goldstein

Ophthalmology
Shelby Township, MI
33 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Ergonomics: Positioning the monitor, keyboard, and your chair properly are important to reduce strain. Frequent breaks and lubricating drops are also very useful.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Diabetes: There are also diseases that affect the entire body that can affect refractive error. Diabetes is the classic, and can cause huge changes, that usuall... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Sports goggles: Specially made protective glasses, which are made of polycarbonate, and have a curve to them allow a wide field of view. In addition, a sports strap t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
None: There are no proven treatments for refractive error. Any 'natural therapies' are usually useless, and not 'study-proven' to help!
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Controllable factors: The risk factors that you can control are ultraviolet light exposure (wear sunglasses and hats) and smoking (another good reason to quit!).
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Wide variety: Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/diabetes.Html for a full discussion. We worry most about diabetic retinopathy, where swelling or abnormal blood ve... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Sugar control: Tight blood sugar control is the best way. Yearly exams of the eye to detect and treat retinopathy are necessary.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Constant decreases: Almost any type of decreased or distorted vision can be caused by cataracts. It is important to note that whatever deficit occurs, it is constant. Tha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
In pain??: If your eye is seeing well, and you have no pain, and the eye looks normal, you probably don't need to worry. Otherwise, go see an eye doctor. You can... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
There is no average: Goiters are different in every patient.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Scrubs: Eyelid scrubs with dilute baby shampoo, or with commercial preps like ocusoft can help. But...If he has allergies, or if the contact lenses are becomi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
The most common: The most common cause of itching is blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelash base and eyelids. It is the most common problem seen in a genera... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Could be...: Many patients complain of headaches and blurred vision. Blurred vision may cause headaches, but other causes of headaches must be ruled out. See an ey... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Glare coating: Glasses with special glare coating work really well, but these glasses tend to scratch easily. Make sure that dry eye syndrome is being treated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Caffeine: High levels of caffeine intake are the only proven linked food to high pressure.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Cool compresses: Cooler temperatures helps relieve itching. Avoid warm compresses. These will bring more histamine to the itchy area and increase the problem.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Ask your surgeon if it will get better. It may just take time, or you may need prisms or more surgery. Double vision after muscle surgery is less comm... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Time: Usually twitching gets better on its own. There are a few things you can do to help: get more sleep, decrease stress and decrease caffeine intake. Mor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
So many possible: So many possible reasons...May be as simple as dryness, but could be from floaters due to a vitreous bleed. You need to see an eye doctor, especially ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
They don't: There is no evidence that video games cause problems with vision.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Information for you: Probably the most reassuring thing i can tell you is that the surgery is very safe and very painless. You won't be able to see what the surgeon is doi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Verbal anesthesia: Valium is great for light sedation for lasik. Patients need to be alert to focus during surgery, so we can't use too much sedation. Verbal anesthesia ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends on the cause: Sometimes medications can help, but you need an eye exam to figure out why the vision is decreased.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Manual : Manual removal with a curette by a dermatologist is the best way.
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A member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
The : The icl stays in, just like you would always need glasses or contact lenses. It 'corrects' your vision by giving you the power you need just like glas... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
The : The watering eyes are probably not really related to the nose bleeds, although the tear drainage system may be swollen and blocked due to whatever is ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Blepharitis: Most likely source of eyelid swelling is blepharitis. Check www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Yes: Low risk procedure that works really well...Definitely worth it. And the expense for getting a lifetime of decreased glasses and contact dependence is... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Follow instructions: Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions, and usually they are given in writing too. You want to keep your hands away from your eyes, and take... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
The : The change in your position would definitely send us looking for blood pressure issues, with not enough blood going to your brain and vision centers w... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
LASIK causes dryness: Research has shown that it may take 6-9 months for nerves to reconnect, with any lasik flap. Prk or epilasik do not cut through these nerves. Dry eye ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
There : There are many problems that can cause your symptoms, as the other docs mentioned. Allergy is a little less likely, because it usually affects both ey... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Dominance is a brain-eye issue. It is not affected by lasik.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Likely a stye: Sometimes the lump is so small that the swelling blocks it, or maybe it has not gotten big enough to see, but most likely you have a stye. Start with ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Impossible to see any molecule with the naked eye.
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
It : It is unusual for blepharitis to cause any pain. Usually redness, irritation, grittiness, itching and tearing are part of that problem. Pain is usuall... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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
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A female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Time: It just takes time! if they are in the center of vision and you can't ignore them, consider a floater surgery to remove them.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No: Impossible to see a molecule with your eyes.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 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!
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info!
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A member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Cysts: Most likely it is a cyst in the clear layer if the eye called the conjunctiva. Eye drops can help clear it, sometimes surgery is needed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Everywhere: Yes, guide dogs are allowed everywhere except where sterile conditions such as an operating room must be maintained.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Could be: Swelling around the eyes is a sign of inflammation, and can be due to many causes. Allergies can certainly be a cause.
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Testimonials
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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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