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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 develop a more precise version of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system

Researchers develop a more precise version of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Research team detects novel mechanism of inheritance

Research team detects novel mechanism of inheritance

Pitt wins $6 million grant to develop cortical vision research program

Pitt wins $6 million grant to develop cortical vision research program

HbA1c analyzer identifies diabetics with poor glycemic control and high risk of sight loss

HbA1c analyzer identifies diabetics with poor glycemic control and high risk of sight loss

Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degeneration

Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degeneration

Mount Sinai Health System partners with Workforce Opportunity Services to support veterans

Mount Sinai Health System partners with Workforce Opportunity Services to support veterans

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Breaking the barriers for transgender health care

Physicians show strong support for house effort to protect patients from surprise medical bills

Physicians show strong support for house effort to protect patients from surprise medical bills

Reducing patient fears after dry AMD diagnosis

Reducing patient fears after dry AMD diagnosis

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Low-cost OCT scanner promises to bring vision-saving technology to underserved regions

Joslin researchers selected by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for Human Cell Atlas project

Joslin researchers selected by Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for Human Cell Atlas project

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Portable device attached to smartphone can diagnose eye disease remotely

Portable device attached to smartphone can diagnose eye disease remotely

Daily outdoor activity reduces progression of nearsightedness in children

Daily outdoor activity reduces progression of nearsightedness in children

Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors

Researchers estimate the prevalence of chronic pain among cancer survivors

American Academy of Ophthalmology shares tips for staying safe around fireworks

American Academy of Ophthalmology shares tips for staying safe around fireworks

New approach to capture visual information based on the human brain

New approach to capture visual information based on the human brain

Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer

Study reveals link between WTC dust and prostate cancer

Study: EHRs may not capture the most accurate information about ophthalmic medications

Study: EHRs may not capture the most accurate information about ophthalmic medications