We would like to welcome you to our practice. Central Eye Care, P.C. was founded in 2018 by Shawn Gappy, M.D. with the mission to prevent pediatric blindness, improve vision in the pediatric population, and alleviate the suffering in adults with double vision and strabismus (ocular misalignment). Located conveniently in the center of the metropolitan Detroit area and with affiliations with the Beaumont Health System, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Ascension Health System, and Trinity Health System, our clinic is uniquely positioned to provide excellent eye care in Southeast Michigan.
As a service to our community, we also provide adult comprehensive eye care with a concentration on cataract, diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of vision in infancy or childhood. In amblyopia, the eye may not appear to have an obvious problem.
We all have lenses in our eye that we are naturally born with and help us focus. A cataract is any cloudiness or opacity of the natural lens of the eye that can interfere with vision.
A chalazion occurs when one of the oil glands that line the edge of the eyelid becomes blocked with oil and forms a bump in the eyelid. It is unknown why some patients get chalazia and others do not.
In order to see clearly, light that enters the eye needs to be focused to a specific point on the retina. Naturally, our tear film, cornea and lens help focus the light on the retina.
There are many kinds of strabismus. Strabismus is typically described by the direction of the eye misalignment. The most common types are esotropia, exotropia and hypertropia.
When there is tear duct obstruction, tears can accumulate on the surface of the eye and overflow onto the eyelashes, eyelids, and down the cheek. The eyelids can become irritated.