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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 »


Macular Degeneration, the Unknown Vision Stealer

Most people have never heard of the macula, much less macular degeneration. But this disease is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over the age of 60. Macular degeneration, as the name implies, is the deterioration of the macula, the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue… Read More »


New Eyes for a New Year

Our eyes are the stars of our faces. While they may not be typical Hollywood stardom, they are typically the first thing a person notices when they meet a new person. An unfortunate sideline to that is the eyes feature some of the thinnest skin on the entire human body, so they are often among… Read More »


Amblyopia

Most people have heard of amblyopia, just not by that clinical name. You’ve probably heard it called “lazy eye.” This occurs when the vision in one of a child’s eyes doesn’t develop normally. It is caused when visual information is transmitted poorly or incorrectly between the optic nerve and the brain. If left untreated, amblyopia… Read More »


Who Put Those Lines in Front of My Vision

You’re lost in thought, gazing off into the blue California sky when you don’t notice the sky, you notice the squiggly lines, spots, or cobwebs floating about seemingly in front of your eyes. You’ve seen them before, but the question is, “What are they and should I be worried about them?” What you’re seeing are… Read More »


Blepharitis

Having an inflamed eyelid isn’t unusual. It may feel as if you have a piece of sand in your eye or your eyelashes could be crusty in the morning when you awake. Just about everyone has this kind of inflammation at one time or another. To the team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group, we… Read More »


Foods that Your Eyes Like

Just about every Mom in the world has told her child, who is busy pushing his or her carrots around their plate and not eating them, to “eat your carrots — they’re good for your eyes.” Is that true? While certain foods can provide instant benefits for areas such as providing energy (marathon runners loading… Read More »


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What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

There are certain things about our health that are filled with terms that we hear all the time but aren’t necessarily sure what they mean. Take dentistry and the word “gingivitis.” It’s a fancy term for gum irritation. Or in orthopedics, the terms “sprain” and “strain.” Ligaments versus muscles. When it comes to our eyes,… Read More »


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