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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.
Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery

Music therapy decreases pain in patients recovering from spine surgery

Brain makes new connections in blind people to enhance compensatory abilities

Brain makes new connections in blind people to enhance compensatory abilities

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Advances in SiPM for medical imaging

Advances in SiPM for medical imaging

ARVO urges Congress to reject budget proposal that seeks to cut NIH funding

ARVO urges Congress to reject budget proposal that seeks to cut NIH funding

New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye drops

New portable camera can photograph the retina without need for pupil-dilating eye drops

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Electroacupuncture triggers neurological mechanism to promote tissue repair and relieve pain, study shows

Frequent interactions with family members can impact age of autism diagnosis, research reveals

Frequent interactions with family members can impact age of autism diagnosis, research reveals

Deep learning in healthcare: a move towards algorithmic doctors

Deep learning in healthcare: a move towards algorithmic doctors

Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesight

Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesight

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Study: Depressed patients with chronic rhinosinusitis more likely to miss days of work or school

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

In-home occupational therapy reduces depression symptoms in patients with impaired vision

In-home occupational therapy reduces depression symptoms in patients with impaired vision

Rheumatoid arthritis drug blocks metabolic pathway, reduces breast cancer tumors in mice

Rheumatoid arthritis drug blocks metabolic pathway, reduces breast cancer tumors in mice

Cholesterol-processing enzyme could be therapeutic target to stave off neurologic diseases

Cholesterol-processing enzyme could be therapeutic target to stave off neurologic diseases

New BSR guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for clinicians prescribing non-biologic DMARDs

New BSR guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for clinicians prescribing non-biologic DMARDs

Researchers aim to identify cause of eye pathologies in astronauts

Researchers aim to identify cause of eye pathologies in astronauts

Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease

Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease