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”.

A study presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting is a good reminder to those considering LASIK about how satisfied former contact lens wearers really are after having LASIK. So often contact lens wearers annoyed by the discomfort and inconvenience tend to delay their decision to have LASIK because they are unsure they will be happy after LASIK.

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About the LASIK Study

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Researchers found that LASIK reduced night driving problems and nighttime visual disturbances among each group of previous contact lens wearers and previous spectacle wearers.

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Aging eye problems are a fact of life for adults growing older just like wrinkles, slowing metabolism and graying hair. Eventually, your eyes are affected by age so it’s important to understand how your eyes change with age and what you can do to preserve your eye health and vision. Some aging eye changes and problems are expected and normal and others indicate the presence of eye diseases that need to be detected, diagnosed and treated or changes that need to be addressed to preserve vision. For these reasons having regular eye exams at the intervals recommended by your eye doctor is key-especially after the age of 40 years old.

Presbyopia

Beginning in the late 30s and early 40s, the crystalline lens in your eye loses flexibility, making it difficult to focus and read up close. Your “arms seem “too short.” This condition is called presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye”, and is most often treated with reading glasses, progressive lenses or bifocals depending on how you need to use your eyes for various tasks throughout the day, for work or recreation.

Dry Eye

Dry eye often develops with age and is a common problem for women during pregnancy and menopause. These hormonal changes cause changes in the eye’s tear production. Certain medications can also cause dry eye. If you have dry eye, you may be prone to an eyelid irritation called blepharitis, a common cause of irritation or swelling of the eyelids. ugg men adidas yeezy boost The cause of your dry eye-either too few tears being produced or too rapid evaporation of tears will need to be diagnosed and then your eye doctor can prescribe a range of treatments including eye drops that add artificial tears, prescription eye drops that help you make more of your own tears called Restasis®, tiny punctal plugs to help you retain more of your own tears, anti-inflammatory eye drops and many other treatment options to get you help for dry eye symptoms and discomfort.

Diabetic Retinopathy

People in their 50s, 60s and 70s with diabetes are most at risk for this disease. nike air max 1 Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the small blood vessels inside the retina swell, leak fluid or close off completely due to damage from elevated blood sugar levels. nike pegasus But, you can take steps to prevent diabetic retinopathy with tight control of blood sugar, low fat diets, regular exercise and controlling blood pressure levels. It is also critical to see your eye doctor regularly for diabetic eye exams as with early detection, diagnosis and treatment the vision loss from diabetic retinopathy can be slowed and often prevented.

Cataracts

Cataracts are very common in older people. ugg classic mini As you age, proteins in your crystalline lens begin to clump together and cause the lens to be cloudy. This is the development of a cataract where the lens has become less transparent, causing blurry, cloudy or dim vision and increased glare and haloes around lights. Many people with the condition describe it as similar to looking out of dirty windshield. Cataracts can interfere with daily activities like driving at night and distinguishing colors. nike air tn While treatment of early cataracts with changes in eyeglass prescription may provide some benefit, the only really effective treatment for cataracts is cataract surgery where the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a permanent artificial lens implant which can correct the cataract as well as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even presbyopia.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that damages the fibers that transmit visual information to the brain. new balance femme This damage often leads to loss of side vision or peripheral vision. asics gel lyte 3 soldes If left untreated, glaucoma will certainly lead to progressive vision loss and ultimately total blindness. Glaucoma is most common in people age 55 and older. One of the problems with glaucoma, especially the most common type of glaucoma, called chronic open-angle glaucoma, is that there are typically no symptoms in the early stages. Many people who have the disease do not know they have it. This is why it is important, especially as you get older, to have regular medical eye exams at intervals that depend on your risk factors-such as smoking, sleep apnea, age, diabetes, high blood pressure, early menopause-as recommended by your eye doctor.

Floaters and Flashes

As people grow older, the gel, called the Vitreous-that fills the inside their eye starts to shrink, forming clumps, liquid or strands. nike requin These strands and clumps can appear as “floaters” that appear as small specks or lines moving in your field of vision. As it shrinks, the gel can also pull away from the back wall of the eye, causing you to see “flashes” which appear as flashing lights or lightning streaks in your vision. avis bottes ugg While this is normally harmless, in some cases it can lead to retinal detachment and cause serious vision loss and even blindness. If you experience new floaters and flashes, it’s important to see your eye doctor as soon as possible, especially if you are over age 45, are nearsighted or have had eye injuries in the past.

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a senior eye problem that affects the central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read and recognize faces. This can be caused by a thinning and deterioration of the macula which is the center of the retina or by the growth of abnormal blood vessels under the retina. AMD can lead to blindness if not treated and it continues to be the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 65. asics gel quantum 360 Fortunately with early detection, diagnosis and treatment, vision loss from AMD is preventable or at least manageable so that we can reduce vision loss and in many cases, recover vision.

If you or someone you know is concerned about ageing eye problems such as presbyopia, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts 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.

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Help for Itchy, Watery Eye Allergies

Spring is beautiful, except for pollen and itchy eyes! While many people enjoy the spring, millions of others live with hatred of those times when the trees, grass and weeds begin to pollinate. nike air max 2017 pas cher People who are sensitive to these allergens experience seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, the most common type of eye allergy. ugg boots bailey bow adidas ace Allergic conjunctivitis-which causes red, itchy, watery eyes-results in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane like skin that covers the eye, becoming inflamed when triggered by an allergen. Asics 2017 adidas yeezy boost It is estimated that in the United States, some 20 percent of the population suffers from eye allergies making them anything but unusual. ugg classic mini nike air max 2017 soldes Further, the incidence appears to be on the rise. timberland soldes nike air max thea soldes Some researchers believe that our increasingly clean, modern society which no longer requires our bodies to fight off multiple childhood infections has caused our immune systems to shift from an infection-fighting stance to more of an allergic stance. ugg australia bottes When the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to substances such as seasonal pollens and pet allergens, an allergic reaction can occur whenever they come in contact with your eyes.

If you or someone you know suffers when pollen season and spring arrives, resulting in red, itchy, watery eyes, 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.

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Rheumatoid

What does arthritis have to do with your eyes? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease characterized by swelling and irritation. nike free adidas stan smith Pas Cher The inflammation of RA occurs when your body’s defense system (immune system) attacks your own body tissues instead of foreign invaders like viruses or bacteria. new balance Most of these attacks occur in your joints, but RA inflammation can also affect other parts of your body, including your eyes. nike requin nike tn In fact, your eyes are especially vulnerable. nike free run nike roshe run 2017 Some of the more common eye complications of rheumatoid arthritis include dry eyes, scleritis-an inflammation of the “white” of your eye-which is uncomfortable and even painful, iritis-an inflammation of the colored part of the eye or the iris, or uveitis, an inflammation of the middle lining inside the eye that supplies blood to other internal structures.

Any of these rheumatoid arthritis complications can requirement treatment to avoid at a minimum discomfort and more seriously vision loss. asics chaussures ugg olsen So, if you have been told you have rheumatoid arthritis and experience dry eyes, redness, pain, or changes in your vision, you should make sure to see us for a diagnosis and treatment if needed.

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About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye problems include an increased risk of cataracts, glaucoma, neurological eye muscle problems and the potential for serious vision loss from diabetic retinopathy a retinal vascular disease. Vision loss from diabetic eye disease is manageable and in many instances preventable but requires early diagnosis and treatment to be effective. nike air max 97 This means ALL patients with diabetes must be diligent in having eye exams at intervals recommended by their eye doctors and/or their primary care physicians, internists or endocrinologists.

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About Delay in Seeking Diabetic Eye Exams

There seems to be a trend in that the more recently you are in having your diabetes diagnosed, the longer you delay in seeking and annual diabetic eye exam. This is troubling in preventing vision loss and avoiding diabetic eye problems. Among all adults, the percentage who visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months increased with years since diabetes diagnosis. About half, 50% of those diagnosed with diabetes within the prior 5 years had visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months, compared with 57.3% of those diagnosed 5-10 years ago and 61.2% of those diagnosed 10 or more years ago. adidas ultra boost buy ffxiv Items Among adults with diagnosed diabetes, the percentage who had visited an eye doctor during the past 12 months increased with age: 38.2% for those aged 18–39, 53.8% for those aged 40–64, and 66.5% for those aged 65 and over. louboutin soldes nike air max classic bw soldes Thus, among adults with diabetes, both age and years since diagnosis may play a role in visiting an eye doctor in the past 12 months.

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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.

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Acupuncture for Glaucoma?

With so many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, could it be possible that acupuncture could be a beneficial treatment option for glaucoma patients? Researchers reporting in the American Journal of Ophthalmology evaluated whether the use of acupuncture was an effective treatment for primary open angle glaucoma-the most common type of glaucoma that we diagnose and treat. Kanken Mochilas ugg boots bailey bow The researchers carefully considered the effect of acupuncture on intraocular pressure (IOP), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), visual field testing and using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), the health and integrity of the nerve fiber layer around the Optic Disc-all important criteria we use for diagnosing and managing glaucoma. bns gold nike flyknit lunar Their study showed that acupuncture has no overall effect on changes in IOP throughout the day and that IOP actually increases immediately after an acupuncture treatment. basket nike air jordan future Further, they found no effect on best uncorrected visual acuity, asics france OCT or visual field tests and thus concluded that acupuncture may offer other health benefits but was not an effective treatment option for glaucoma.

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