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Flashes in Your Vision

Flashes of light are pinpricks or spots of light that appear in your field of vision. They may look like a lightning streak or a shooting star across your vision. What are these flashes and should you be worried? What are flashes of light? Flashes appear to be from outside, as if you’re seeing a… Read More »


What’s with My Bloodshot Eyes?

OK, we all have red eyes at times. Allergy season, windy days, maybe a few too many cocktails the night before — there are lots of reasons our eyes can become red. Since we like our patients to have happy eyes, here’s what could be behind your red eyes. Some of them merit a visit… Read More »


Don’t Be Afraid — LASIK Fears Are Unfounded

LASIK vision correction has become commonplace in American society. Around 700,000 LASIK surgeries will be done in 2019. You probably know at least a few people who have had the procedure. LASIK actually is an acronym for laser in-situ keratomileusis, which sounds far scarier. Maybe that’s why the procedure is always referred to simply as… Read More »


Glaucoma Treatment Stockton, CA

The Unknown Damage of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a silent killer of eyesight. It’s estimated that over two million Americans have glaucoma, yet half of them have no idea the condition is slowing damaging their eyesight. That’s because in its early stages glaucoma presents few if any symptoms. By the time the person notices issues, irreversible vision loss has already occurred.… Read More »


Why Is My Vision Getting Cloudy?

Cataract development is almost universal. But for over half of people over the age of 60, their vision has become impacted by their cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be corrected with any treatment other than surgery to remove the cataract-clouded lens and replace… Read More »


Cosmetic Oculoplastic Services

Botox — King of the Dynamic Wrinkle

At Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we’re known for our expertise treating just about anything that happens with your eyes, from glaucoma to pink eye, and everything in between. But we also take care of your eyelids and the areas around your eyes with cosmetic eyelid surgery and Botox injections. Dr. Kimberly Cockerham, MD, FACS,… Read More »


Detached Retina

The retina of our eyes is the interior lining on the back of the eye. It contains million of light-sensing nerve endings, known as photoreceptor rods and cones. When light enters the eye it is focused on the retina. The retina then perceives those images and nerve impulses are sent through the optic nerve to… Read More »


Nine Ways to Protect Your Peepers

Of course, no one wants to lose his or her eyesight. But, at the same time, most people take their eyesight for granted. They don’t get their eyes checked; they don’t wear protective eyewear when performing tasks such as weed whacking or playing sports; they don’t wear sunglasses; and on and on. At Central Valley… Read More »


Fill Up the Volume this Holiday Season with Juvéderm fillers

Sunken cheeks, barcode lines on your lips, or the dreaded parentheses line bracketing your mouth are never welcome on your face? But especially this at time of year, what with all the parties and fun to go out and enjoy, you want to look your best. Heading into those affairs, why not give yourself a… Read More »


Tearing Eyes May Actually Be Dry Eyes

Dry eye sounds so innocuous. It sounds as if you’re maybe dehydrated from our dry Central California summer, and your eyes are a little dry and itchy. Nope. Dry eye is an eye condition that we can diagnose and treat at Central Valley Eye Medical Group before it impacts your vision. What is dry eye?… Read More »


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