Category Archives: Eye Conditions

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When Your Eyelid Turns Outward

Sometimes our eyelids can turn the wrong way. This is usually due to the weakening of the controlling muscles and tendons that operate our eyelids. When the eyelid involuntarily turns outward, this is known as ectropion. When a person has ectropion, the condition prevents tears from draining from the eye correctly, resulting in irritation.  At… Read More »


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Turning 40? Get Ready to Stock Up on Readers

OK, so you just had your 40th birthday, complete with the black clothes worn by “mourning” party attendees, tedious cards about adult diapers, and all of that.  But there was one guest who was definitely on the list who you may not know — presbyopia.  Since we take care of all aspects of your vision… Read More »


Chalazion — the Stye in the Eyelid

OK, this morning you woke up, pried your eyelids open, and noticed — what? — a lump on your eyelid. Don’t sweat it; you most likely have a chalazion. That’s a scary word for eyelid stye. There are different ways to address chalazions and our team at Central Valley Eye Medical is experienced with all… Read More »


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 »


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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 »


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