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Stand Up to Cancer Day: What It Means For Eyelid Cancer

September 9th is Stand Up to Cancer Day, and we’re reflecting on what this day means for those affected by cancer. As we all know, cancer is a horrible disease that claims too many lives.  Eyelid cancer is a type of cancer that affects the eyelids. It is a relatively rare cancer, but it can… Read More »


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3 surprising things that can damage your eyes

We all know that it’s essential to take care of our eyes. But did you know that some surprising things can damage your eyes? In this blog post, we’ll look at three of them. You can damage your eyes if you wear contact lenses for too long. Wearing contact lenses for too long can damage… Read More »


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How To Keep Your Eyes Safe This UV Safety Month

Did you know that July is UV Safety Month? This is a great time to remind ourselves of the importance of protecting our eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Let’s look at some of the science behind why UV safety for your eyes is so important. What’s UV Safety Month? UV Safety Month is… Read More »


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You May be Suffering from Thyroid Eye Disease – Graves’ Ophthalmopathy

If your eyeballs have become unexplainably enlarged, you may be suffering from thyroid eye disease. Until recently, many people suffering from thyroid eye disease (TED or Graves’ ophthalmopathy) have unfortunately gone without an accurate diagnosis and treatment for this medical condition. TED is an autoimmune condition developed in people having an overactive thyroid gland. Thyroid… Read More »


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Your Treatment Options for Chronic Dry Eye

Persistent dry eye annoyance should not be ignored and accepted as a common condition based on lifestyle and environmental factors. It could be a serious eye condition. Unexplained, prolonged dry eye symptoms are not normal and should be examined by one of the board-certified ophthalmologists at Central Valley Eye Medical Group serving the communities of… Read More »


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Vabysmo: The Latest Injectable Treatment for Macular Degeneration

There is a new injectable drug treating both types of macular degeneration offering a more flexible dosing regimen than present medications. Vabysmo has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is a new and effective treatment for macular degeneration, an eye disease causing vision loss. Living with Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration… Read More »


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Correct Your Near and Far Sighting with Monovision

When you’re nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other, monovision correction may be a treatment option to help you see better. This procedure corrects the dominant eye to see far away, and the non-dominant eye to see close-up distances. After this correction, the eyes and brain adjust and work together better to see… Read More »


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Retinal Detachment Can Cause Blindness

A retinal detachment is not a routine eye medical condition – it’s an outright emergency. Without prompt care, you can lose your vision permanently. This condition occurs when a thin layer of tissue positioned at the back of the eye (the retina) detaches from its intended position. Retinal cells are separated from the blood vessels providing… Read More »


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Your Blurry Vision May Be Due to Astigmatism

Astigmatism causes blurry vision – whether the object or person you are trying to focus on is close or far. Even if the object moves closer or further from your sight, it will remain blurred, shadowed, and distorted. Your night vision is likely compromised. Blurry vision is nothing to ignore and you should make it… Read More »


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More About Contact Lenses

Modern contact lenses are so comfortable wearers often forget they have them in. Not only can they correct for wide ranges of refractive errors, but “toric” models can even correct for astigmatism. Since we’ve been talking about contact lenses in our April blogs, let’s spend a little time talking about the right way to put… Read More »


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