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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.
Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease

Researchers reveal biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease

Study reveals growing problem of diabetic retinopathy among youth

Study reveals growing problem of diabetic retinopathy among youth

New approach to generate high volume of hair cells may help restore full hearing

New approach to generate high volume of hair cells may help restore full hearing

Mayo Clinic: Surgeons complete near-total face transplant on Wyoming man

Mayo Clinic: Surgeons complete near-total face transplant on Wyoming man

Sex plays no role in corneal transplants, says expert

Sex plays no role in corneal transplants, says expert

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

UAB researchers show how GARP2 protein accelerates retinal degeneration in mice

UAB researchers show how GARP2 protein accelerates retinal degeneration in mice

Researchers explore effects of preeclampsia on risk of developing ROP in premature infants

Researchers explore effects of preeclampsia on risk of developing ROP in premature infants

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

Two-drug combination shows promise against diabetic retinopathy in animal models

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

U-M researchers envision new ways to avoid inappropriate ER use for mild eye problems

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers

Scientists discover population of progenitor cells linked to formation of heart’s ventricular chambers

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

New transparent Micro-ring device could measure biological activities at back of the eye

Turning a smartphone into an otoscope

Turning a smartphone into an otoscope

Hispanic immigrant, African American men have highest rate of workplace injury

Hispanic immigrant, African American men have highest rate of workplace injury

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

New ‘MAGIC algorithm’ can predict transplant patient’s risk of developing graft-versus-host disease

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis

New therapeutic agent shows potential for treating optic neuritis linked to multiple sclerosis

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

Northwestern Medicine scientists discover retinal cell that may cause myopia

British Sign Language users have better reaction times in peripheral vision, study finds

British Sign Language users have better reaction times in peripheral vision, study finds

Researchers develop cell culture model that could help develop early treatment strategies for AMD

Researchers develop cell culture model that could help develop early treatment strategies for AMD