About Bernard Milstein, MD

Bernard Milstein, M.D. provides comprehensive eye care including Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants and LASIK for Houston and Galveston area patients at The Eye Clinic of Texas. Dr. Milstein is a nationally recognized Ophthalmologist, specializing in Laser Eye Surgery for Laser Vision Correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, Cataracts and diseases of the eye. A pioneer in the field of Laser Vision Correction, Dr. Milstein participated in the initial FDA studies to determine the safety and effectiveness of the excimer laser. These trials proved the safety of the excimer laser in the treatment of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. His involvement and contributions to the study of the excimer laser, facilitated his being the first physician and eye surgeon in Texas and one of the first 16 in the United States to perform Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction using an FDA monitored and approved laser. Dr. Milstein has more than 20 years of experience using the excimer laser for refractive purposes and has performed approximately 15,000 LASIK procedures. Recognized by numerous groups and publications, Dr. Milstein has been included yearly in Texas Monthly magazine’s “Super Doctors” since 2003; “Best Doctors in America” since 1996; and H Magazine’s” “Top Doctors” in 2010. In addition to his experience in treating refractive problems, Dr. Milstein is at the forefront in the surgical treatment of cataracts. He has participated in the development of many types of advanced lens implants through participation in the study of numerous intraocular lens (IOL) designs and was one of the first ophthalmologists to implant the AcrySof® ReSTOR® Multifocal Lens Implant (IOL) for the correction of near vision focusing problems such as presbyopia after Cataract Surgery. Dr. Milstein is a founding member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), where he serves as chairman of the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Committee, and is a member of several other committees. He participates as a moderator and expert on panels at the national ASCRS meetings. A fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Milstein is a past president of the Texas Ophthalmological Association and is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Galveston County Medical Society. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Medical Branch and for many years instructed residents in advanced cataract and refractive surgical techniques. Dr. Milstein is also a community leader. He has served in the following positions: Chairman of the Board of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership; Chairman of the Galveston Wharves Board; Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Texas A&M University at Galveston; Chairman of the Board of the Galveston County Health District; Founder and President of Prevent Blindness Texas in Galveston and Brazoria Counties; President of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital; and is or has been a member of the Development Board of The University of Texas Medical Branch; the Development Board of the University of Houston at Clear Lake; the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, the Advisory Board of Frost Bank; and many other committees and associations. Dr. Milstein was a regular guest on the Saturday morning program at KPRC-TV/Channel 2 for three years, and has appeared numerous times with both Whitney Casey and Debra Duncan on “Great Day Houston”.

“I wore glasses since 3rd grade. ugg mini bailey button ugg classic mini I tried contacts when I was older but my eyes were to dry. fjallraven kanken classic asics gel lyte 5 I worked in the operating room with Dr .Milstein and knew he did Lasik. new balance running nike roshe run 2017 I went to his office for the evaluation for Lasik and he determined I was a great candidate. ugg pour homme basket nike I was so happy with him and his office staff, they were so informative. new balance pas cher nike sb I had the procedure and I am seeing wonderfully!”

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If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Bladeless LASIK or Schedule a Free LASIK Consultation please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Quality of Life after Cataract Surgery

When we think of the impact that cataracts have on people, it is pretty easy to identify that vision decline or loss comes mainly from the blurry cloudy vision that cataracts cause, but also the night vision problems from the glare and haloes associated with cataracts. timberland soldes hommes What is much more important than the vision loss itself is the negative impact on patient’s quality of life. adidas pas cher louboutin femme Recent research published in Acta Ophthalmologica studied the effect of patient quality before and after having cataract surgery. asics pas cher The researchers compared patients with no known cataracts of the same age, health and lifestyle to those who had cataracts before and after cataract surgery. adidas nmd When compared with the general population, cataract patients had much lower health-related quality of life (HRQoL) than those without cataracts as measured by five dimensions: seeing, moving, hearing, performing their usual activities and general discomfort and symptoms. asics gel nimbus 18 soldes nike cortez Then at 12 months after cataract surgery there was significant improvement in the quality of life index (HRQoL) across these same dimensions. ugg pas cher adidas messi While this seems obvious, it is a reminder that cataracts and vision loss affect more than just vision and reason to avoid suffering if you feel that your vision might be impacting your quality of life.

If you or someone you know suspects or has been told they have a cataract and would like to learn more about cataract surgery and lens implants, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Skipping AMD Treatment Affects Vision

For patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) who are being treated with VEGF Inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® and Eylea®, even though it might seem like a great deal of trouble and effort to be totally consistent and compliant with all scheduled appointments-IT IS CRITICAL! The need for consecutive, carefully timed injections according to clinically tested protocol is what helps us preserve your vision and avoid the untoward, potentially catastrophic effects of vision loss from Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD). adidas ultra boost nike air max thea Researchers reporting in the journal Eye actually studied what happens to the vision of patients who skip even one injection visit. basket air jordan soldes nike cortez In France, summer vacations are taken very seriously and many French patients leave their doctor’s care for 6-8 weeks as they travel around Europe for the summer. Kånken Rucksäcke adidas stan smith The French eye specialists found that patients who skipped even a single injection during their holiday period were prone to a decrease in vision, formation of cysts and fluid in the macula of the eye being treated. adidas gazelle pas cher new balance avis We are hopeful you will carefully follow our recommendations for the timing and frequency of AMD treatment injections so we can help preserve your eye health and vision.

If you or someone you know has questions about AMD treatment with VEGF injections or any aspect of Age Related Macular Degeneration risk, diagnosis, symptoms or treatment please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

“My wife told me for years to go have the procedure but I never did. ugg classic mini asics tiger I always made excuses and let time get in the way. new balance 574 asics gel lyte 5 Finally, I had LASIK last year and it is the best money I have ever spent on myself. nike air max command louboutin homme I can see so clear when I ride my bike and go deer hunting. bottes ugg pas cher timberland pas cher My vision is better than what it was when I wore my contacts, something I couldn’t fathom! It is such a refreshing feeling to get up in the morning and not have to put contacts in or grab my glasses.”

Richard G.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Bladeless LASIK or Schedule a Free LASIK Consultation please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Cataracts Driving

Cataract Surgery, ugg paillettes Lens Implants & Driving

People with cataracts often are unaware of the subtle changes in lifestyle and mobility that they adopt as they await the “right time” for cataract surgery. Almost always, people who have cataract surgery immediately feel an improved quality of life from the restored freedom of clear vision, adidas pas cher especially for those who wish to continue to drive. A recent study also tells us that the choice of lens implant can play a role in restoring driving habits. When you schedule an appointment for a cataract evaluation or if you are visiting us for a cataract eye exam before surgery, please be sure to discuss and advise us of your driving habits and desires-especially night driving-so that we can counsel you on the different types of lens implants that we might use to help you return to a comfortable, convenient, safe and active driving pattern along with the other activities that the cataract might have limited for you.

If you or someone you know has a cataract or wishes to learn more about cataract surgery and lens implants especially as related to driving and mobility, ffxiv gold please schedule a cataract eye exam by calling The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, Fjallraven Mochilas Baratas or visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Adidas Zx Flux Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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Our own Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas just returned from the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, a yearly meeting for ophthalmologists and representatives of the major ophthalmic corporations involved with cataract and laser eye surgery for vision correction. asics soldes The meeting, which is by invitation, was attended by 125 ophthalmologists and an equal number of industry representatives. Fjallraven Kanken mini chaussures timberland The Chief Executive Officers of Alcon, AMO, Bausch & Lomb, Allergan, and Zeiss, the major ophthalmic companies, attended and made presentations. ugg soldes This is a unique meeting where practicing ophthalmology opinion leaders have an opportunity to meet and interact with the key industry leaders in a free exchange of ideas, with the hope of fostering innovation in eye care.

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery started approximately 30 years ago when David Dulaney, M.D., an ophthalmologist from Phoenix, invited a number of his friends who were on the forefront of laser vision correction such as bladeless lasik and cataract surgery to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities they were encountering. The meeting has grown, but it has retained much of its pioneering quality.

Dr. timberland roll top pas cher Milstein shared his thoughts about this interesting meeting. “I have attended this meeting for approximately 10 years and have been invigorated by the constant exposure to new ideas and new concepts. air jordan pour homme pas cher This year was no exception. air jordan 11 The discussion was centered on new intraocular lens implants and the exciting changes that were occurring in the laser vision correction arena,” explained Dr. adidas nmd Milstein. “It was comforting to be included by the CEO of Zeiss as one of the 18 major centers that was involved with Zeiss in the development of the SMILE procedure and their VisuMax Laser in the United States. buy ff14 gil I was quite pleased to be included in the group of 18 physicians who are considered to be the team leaders for refractive surgery,” shared Dr. cheap bns gold Milstein.

If you have not had an eye exam with glaucoma testing and are taking these medications, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

About Vision Loss from Back Surgery

What does having back surgery have to do with vision loss? According to neurosurgeons who perform spine surgery, one of the risks of spine surgery is post operative vision loss (POVL). soldes nike air max pas cher nike air max tn soldes When operating on the spine, a rare but potentially devastating complication of lumbar spine surgery is indeed POVL, of three types that seems to be increasing in frequency. acheter chaussures nike nike air huarache These include one type called ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) which occurs due to restricted blood flow to the optic nerve, another is called central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) which is due to a blockage in the main artery that supplies the retina with oxygen and nutrients and third is called cortical blindness (CB) most likely due to some blockage in the visual cortex of the brain that is responsible for “seeing.” These complications are quite rare but the risks can occur when there are very long operation times, in patients who have a difficult time being positioned on the operating table and especially in those that are obese. new balance femme timberland homme Neurosurgeons take many preoperative and intraoperative precautions to avoid these complications which, except for an unusual event, are successful in avoiding vision loss.

However, if you or someone you know is having or has had back or spine surgery, please be aware that any change in your vision should immediately be reported to your neurosurgeon and you eye doctor so as to prevent vision loss. cheap bns gold baskets new balance pas cher If you would like more information or have concerns please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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“The glare in my vision while driving at night was so terrible that I quit going to my Bridge card game because I was too terrified to drive at night and afraid I might hurt myself or someone else. nike air tn Soldes 2017 Asics After surgery I can see so well near and far thanks to Dr. ugg boots pas cher nike air max pas cher Milstein and his staff! I have now joined my bridge group again and no longer afraid to drive at night!”

If you or someone you know experiences cloudy, blurry vision and difficulty with night driving and faded colors you might wish to learn more about cataracts, laser cataract surgery and lens implants by scheduling a cataract eye exam at The eye clinic of Texas by calling us at an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Diabetic RetinopathyRecently reported information in Retina Today from research conducted at the Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute demonstrated that for people with diabetes who are showing evidence of diabetic retinopathy, it is of important predictive value for us to carefully evaluate lesions not simply the center of the retina, Nike Pour Homme but more importantly those in the periphery of the retina, bottes ugg as these changes generally tell us that the disease will progress more rapidly. timberland homme What we now know is that these peripheral lesions, which are not detected by traditional eye imaging, new balance baskets correlate very closely with the loss of retinal blood flow called retinal “non-perfusion” which tells us that there is damage to the small blood vessels or capillaries in the retina.

Thus, if you are diabetic and we are following you for retina changes and diabetic retinopathy we may recommend that we take both the routine retina photographs and fluorescein angiography of the central retina as well as the peripheral retina. new balance femme If this extra measure of safety is required we will advise you of this extra step at the time of your diabetic eye exam.

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If you or someone you know has diabetes, having regular eye exams and testing to prevent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is an important part of your care. adidas zx flux pas cher Please schedule a diabetic eye exam by calling The Eye Clinic of Texas, buy ff14 gil an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, or visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Blueberries

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If you or someone you know has problems with night vision, it is important to have a thorough eye exam to rule out the possibility of cataracts or other eye problem, condition or disease that may affect the retina or optic nerve. Kånken Rucksäcke Please call please The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.