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Pink Eye and School

If you have kids in school in Stockton or Modesto, odds are you have either seen them come home with bloodshot whites of their eyes or you’ve heard about one of their friends having the condition. Ubiquitous pink eye. Clinically known as conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. It’s a… Read More »


Diabetes and Your Eyes

As the American waistline continues to expand, more and more people find they have type 2 diabetes. They begin to experience symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, frequent infections, increased hunger, slow-healing sores, and other symptoms. What most people don’t expect is damage to their vision. But diabetic retinopathy is a real risk… Read More »


When the Brain Affects Vision — Neuro-Ophthalmology

At Central Valley Eye Medical, we’re proud of the expertise and experience of our ophthalmologists and optometrists and the range of services and conditions they can provide and treat. One of those areas of specialization rarely offered is the area of neuro-ophthalmology. This subspecialty of ophthalmology focuses on the diagnosis and management of brain disorders… Read More »


The Ever-Popular Soft Contact Lens

Contact lenses seem like a relatively modern improvement for vision correction, but they’ve actually been around quite a long time. The problem was that early contact lenses were not very comfortable and never caught on. Obviously, that’s no longer the case. At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we fit patients for contact lenses every day.… Read More »


Lens Replacement Options for Cataracts

Cataracts, a clouding of the lenses of the eyes, is a common condition, especially among those over age 60. Their care is an important part of our services at Central Valley Eye Medical Group. And that care keeps getting better as new replacement lenses come on the market. In a blog a couple months back,… Read More »


When Eyelids Turn the Wrong Way

For various reasons, sometimes a person’s eyelid can turn the wrong way. In some cases the eyelid “turns in”. In others it “turns outward.” These conditions can lead to pain, irritation, and problems with tear drainage. Our team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group can correct both of these eyelid conditions with surgery. Entropion Entropion… Read More »


Corneal Ulcers

The cornea of our eyes is a thin, transparent membrane that protects the interior of the eye. The surface of the cornea is called the epithelium. If there is a defect or break in this outer layer, the underlying layer called the stroma can develop a corneal ulcer. These ulcers are usually caused by microorganisms… Read More »


How Do You Know If You Have Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a nasty eye disease that robs the central vision, particularly in older people. Age-related macular degeneration is the deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina of the eye that controls our visual acuity. We need a healthy macula to read, recognize faces, drive, watch TV, use… Read More »


What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the person’s normally round cornea thins and then begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. Because the cornea shape is now a cone, this deflects light entering the eye on its way to the retina and distorts vision. Keratoconus can affect one or both eyes and it usually… Read More »


Diabetic Retinopathy

While most of us think of diabetes as a result of the increasing girth of the U.S. population and the skyrocketing cases of people with type 2 diabetes, we don’t usually associate this blood sugar disease with losing our eyesight. But that needs to change — diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of… Read More »


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