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Color Blindness Treatment Stockton, CA

What is the Cause of Color Blindness?

If you have some degree of color blindness, you can usually thank your parents. Color blindness is usually hereditary — red/green and blue color blindness is usually passed down from your parents. The gene responsible for the condition is carried on the X chromosome; this is why color blindness affects men far more than women.… Read More »


Understanding Strabismus

Although most people think of the term crossed-eyed as meaning one thing, the clinical term strabismus can actually mean different varieties of this condition where the two eyes don’t effectively work together. While not typical, strabismus is not rare, either. The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus estimates that approximately 4 percent of the… Read More »


Approaching Its Silver Anniversary — the History of LASIK

Just about everyone these days either has had LASIK surgery themselves or knows someone who has had it. LASIK is so common today, with millions of patients worldwide opting for the surgery, that it seems the procedure has been around forever. Actually, LASIK has only been performed in the U.S. for approaching 25 years. Since… Read More »


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 »


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