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Could it be Cancer

Don’t Ignore Eyelid Lumps and Bumps Cancerous Eyelids Non-cancerous Eyelids Unusual Lesions Learn about Skin Cancer If you have noticed areas around your eyes that have changed in appearance or sensitivity, please consult your doctor immediately or schedule an appointment with Dr. Cockerham’s office. The following information is not meant to replace the advice of… Read More »


When Those Eyes Get So Very Red — Pink Eye

School and pink eye kind of go together. Kids go to PE and share a towel. They borrow a pencil that their friend used after touching their eye. They borrow a calculator. All of those harmless actions can results in inflammation of the conjunctiva. You know it as pink eye. Children get pink eye a… Read More »


Monovision

When we’re young and have normal vision our eyes are in perfect condition. They can focus up close on objects as close as their nose and they can instantly switch that focus to a far away object. This is known as accommodation. Unfortunately, accommodation becomes, well, less accommodating as we get older. With every passing… Read More »


Nearsighted or Farsighted or Astigmatism?

Some people are born with great eyesight and it stays that way until presbyopia and its difficulty with close focus encroaches after their 40th birthday. Others develop either nearsightedness or farsightedness as they progress as children. And other people have astigmatism, which creates some degree of blurry vision at multiple distances. All of these conditions cause… Read More »


Eyelid Tumors

In Stockton, we’re out in the sun a ton. With that sun exposure comes increased chances of developing skin cancer. But when we think of skin cancer, most of us look at our arms, our back, our nose, our legs, maybe even our scalp. The goal is to spot suspicious-looking growths that are either skin… Read More »


What’s the Difference Between PRK and LASIK?

Despite the fact that LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) eye surgery was approved by the FDA less than 20 years ago, in 1999, everyone knows about it. It can take a person who has lived his or her entire life dependent on glasses to see the alarm clock and give that person perfect vision. But… Read More »


Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

The cornea is at the front of the eye; it allows light rays to enter the eye. It has three layers, the outer epithelium, a middle area called stroma, and an inner, delicate lining called the endothelium. The job of the endothelium is to prevent water inside the eyeball from moving into and swelling the… Read More »


A Scratch on Your Cornea

When we’re out and about in Stockton and our surroundings, whether working or playing, sometimes a person can scratch his or her cornea. It’s one of the most common eye injuries, but usually can be easily treated and healed by the team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group. What Is the Cornea? The cornea is… Read More »


Those Inflamed, Crusty Eyelids

If there’s one eye condition that pretty much everyone has at some point in his or her life it’s blepharitis. Blepharitis simply is a clinical term for eyelid inflammation. While everyone gets it sometimes, others get it ofttimes. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy for the team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group to treat. What Are… Read More »


What Kind of Lenses Will You Replace Your Cataracts with?

Cataracts are a very common condition affecting people over the age of 60. This clouding of the lenses of our eyes occurs when proteins build up over time. There isn’t any cure for cataracts, but surgery removes the cataract-clouded lens and replaces it with what is called an intraocular lens. These lenses keep getting better… Read More »


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