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Ophthalmology is the specialized field of medicine that focuses on the health of the eye. It includes the anatomy, physiology and diseases that may affect the eye. Historically, the science of ophthalmology encompassed all aspects of visual function, both in health and in illness. Additionally, ophthalmology also includes animal eyes as ocular function and optic diseases are similar among humans and animals.
Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders

Wayne State researchers receive $1.9 million NIH grant to better understand rare genetic disorders

27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report

27 contact lenses removed from a woman’s eye: Case report

Immune system controls eye tissue regeneration in zebrafish, research finds

Immune system controls eye tissue regeneration in zebrafish, research finds

Mount Sinai Health System honored with 2017 Most Wired award

Mount Sinai Health System honored with 2017 Most Wired award

New stent technology could help preserve vision, reduce risks in glaucoma patients

New stent technology could help preserve vision, reduce risks in glaucoma patients

UIC researchers identify enzyme that triggers corneal inflammation

UIC researchers identify enzyme that triggers corneal inflammation

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Older adults receive more caregiver support at the end of life

Repetitive training improves stereo processing time in young athletes

Repetitive training improves stereo processing time in young athletes

University of Manchester spin-out creates unique technology to improve eye health of aging population

University of Manchester spin-out creates unique technology to improve eye health of aging population

Emory scientists show how same enzyme spurs Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Emory scientists show how same enzyme spurs Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

Novel technique to monitor nerve function could transform the way doctors perform surgeries

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

NEI-funded research aims to prevent or reverse progression of cataracts

Study opens the lid on overprescribing of antibiotics for acute conjunctivitis

Study opens the lid on overprescribing of antibiotics for acute conjunctivitis

Study finds link between gene mutation and retinitis pigmentosa in U.S. Hispanic families

Study finds link between gene mutation and retinitis pigmentosa in U.S. Hispanic families

Study could help surgeons choose best approaches for hearing preservation in cochlear implant patients

Study could help surgeons choose best approaches for hearing preservation in cochlear implant patients

Innate immune cells of myeloid lineage play central role in AD pathogenesis than previously thought

Innate immune cells of myeloid lineage play central role in AD pathogenesis than previously thought

Researchers use magnetic implants to treat involuntary eye movements

Researchers use magnetic implants to treat involuntary eye movements

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’