How Are Your Cheeks Holding Up?

Aging isn’t kind to the skin and support tissues below our eyes and on our cheeks. The skin on these areas tends to droop, lengthen, and flatten. This is one of the first areas of the face to show the telltale signs of aging. That’s especially true with the sun exposure we have here in… Read More »

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What’s Making Your Eyelids So Crusty?

Our eyelids have intricate functionality, and their thin skin can create issues with drooping and sagging. In this month’s first blog we discussed a problem with the eyelids when they turn outward, ectropion.  But there’s a much more common problem that happens with the eyelids, and it happens to every one of us at some… Read More »

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When Your Eyelid Turns Outward

Sometimes our eyelids can turn the wrong way. This is usually due to the weakening of the controlling muscles and tendons that operate our eyelids. When the eyelid involuntarily turns outward, this is known as ectropion. When a person has ectropion, the condition prevents tears from draining from the eye correctly, resulting in irritation.  At… Read More »

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More about Diabetic Retinopathy

In August’s first sweaty blog, we got into some of the basics of diabetes and how it can lead to a vision-robbing disease known as diabetic retinopathy. Over 40 percent of Americans have diabetic retinopathy, and these numbers continue to swell with our swelling body weights.  Since we help patients manage their diabetic retinopathy at… Read More »

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Too Much Sugar in the Blood for your Eye Health

As Americans become larger and larger, making the most of the ubiquitous happy meals and value menus, it goes way beyond having to buy bigger clothes or not looking the way you want in a bikini. Being obese has a direct cause-effect relationship with the development of type 2 diabetes, and this can impact your… Read More »

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Turning 40? Get Ready to Stock Up on Readers

OK, so you just had your 40th birthday, complete with the black clothes worn by “mourning” party attendees, tedious cards about adult diapers, and all of that.  But there was one guest who was definitely on the list who you may not know — presbyopia.  Since we take care of all aspects of your vision… Read More »

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Are Your Brows Lying About Your Age?

As we age, tissues across our bodies sag, lose elasticity, slacken, and generally become a real bummer. It’s inevitable, but we all like to look as young and healthy as we can. That’s why when the skin and support tissues of our forehead and brow area descend, it can be depressing. This works to make… Read More »

More About Premium Intraocular Lens Options

In June’s first blog, we discussed the difference between monofocal and multifocal or accommodating intraocular lenses (IOLs) for cataract surgery. At Central Valley, we’re excited by the continuing advances made with today’s IOLs. Today’s IOLs are a far cry from the single vision, monofocal lenses that were the only option just over 20 years ago.… Read More »

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Going Beyond Single Vision — Premium IOLs

Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins… Read More »

What’s Up with Eyelashes?

At Central Valley we’re all about protecting your eyes. In that role, we have a helper right there on your eyelids that you probably didn’t realize provided that role — your eyelids. In this second blog before summer when we can all see the end of this dopey coronavirus in sight, let’s lighten it up… Read More »


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