Category Archives: Eye Conditions

When Eyelids Turn the Wrong Way

For various reasons, sometimes a person’s eyelid can turn the wrong way. In some cases the eyelid “turns in”. In others it “turns outward.” These conditions can lead to pain, irritation, and problems with tear drainage. Our team at Central Valley Eye Medical Group can correct both of these eyelid conditions with surgery. Entropion Entropion… Read More »


What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the person’s normally round cornea thins and then begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. Because the cornea shape is now a cone, this deflects light entering the eye on its way to the retina and distorts vision. Keratoconus can affect one or both eyes and it usually… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Just Had Your 40th Birthday? Say Hello to the Gift of Presbyopia

So, you just had your 40th birthday. Hopefully you survived the Depends (or worse) jokes and the black-frosted cake shaped like a tombstone. In reality, though, you’re probably less than halfway through your life. But there is one eye condition that begins around 40 and will make you feel older. It’s called presbyopia. While presbyopia… Read More »


What is Astigmatism?

Most of us have at least some flaw in our eyesight. If you’re over 40, your close vision is probably in need of reading glasses. That’s presbyopia and is almost universal for people over age 40. If you’re nearsighted, called myopia, that means you can see up close fine, but distance vision usually needs correction.… Read More »


The Dust, the Sun, the Pterygium

While being out in our awesome natural landscape of California has tons of benefits for our mental and physical well being, there is a downside for your eyes — pterygium. Pterygium is an eye condition that affects people who spend a great deal of time outdoors. It involves the growth of pink, fleshy tissue on… Read More »


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