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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.
Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

Study reveals why hypoglycemic episodes worsen diabetic retinopathy

UT Southwestern experts offer several techniques for secondary intraocular lens placement

UT Southwestern experts offer several techniques for secondary intraocular lens placement

Study sheds light on the mechanisms behind virulence of MRSA blood stream infections

Study sheds light on the mechanisms behind virulence of MRSA blood stream infections

Brazilian study uncovers reorganization of anatomical structures in the brains of congenitally blind people

Brazilian study uncovers reorganization of anatomical structures in the brains of congenitally blind people

Exposure to World Trade Center particulate matter accelerates cognitive deterioration in mice model of Alzheimer's

Exposure to World Trade Center particulate matter accelerates cognitive deterioration in mice model of Alzheimer's

Study directly links gut leakage with retinopathy severity in people with Type 1 diabetes

Study directly links gut leakage with retinopathy severity in people with Type 1 diabetes

Patients considering LASIK surgery should weigh the risks and benefits, expert says

Patients considering LASIK surgery should weigh the risks and benefits, expert says

Do hPSC-derived retinal neurons possess intrinsic potential to form new synaptic connections after extraction from organoids?

Do hPSC-derived retinal neurons possess intrinsic potential to form new synaptic connections after extraction from organoids?

New UC San Diego Shiley EyeMobile for Children visits schools to serve low-income families

New UC San Diego Shiley EyeMobile for Children visits schools to serve low-income families

Using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA to treat blindness associated with rare genetic condition

Using lipid nanoparticles and messenger RNA to treat blindness associated with rare genetic condition

Study: Two separate eye diseases may contribute to age-related macular degeneration

Study: Two separate eye diseases may contribute to age-related macular degeneration

Research shows re-formation of synaptic connectivity in dissociated retinal organoids

Research shows re-formation of synaptic connectivity in dissociated retinal organoids

Age-related macular degeneration reported to confer higher risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

Age-related macular degeneration reported to confer higher risk of severe SARS-CoV-2 infection

Mouse study identifies potential targets for treating dry eye disease and corneal injury

Mouse study identifies potential targets for treating dry eye disease and corneal injury

Improving neuroplasticity hastens hearing among cochlear implant recipients

Improving neuroplasticity hastens hearing among cochlear implant recipients

Analysis finds more than 100 new genetic risk factors strongly linked to colorectal cancer

Analysis finds more than 100 new genetic risk factors strongly linked to colorectal cancer

Major funding to support studies of the PRPH2 gene linked to macular dystrophy

Major funding to support studies of the PRPH2 gene linked to macular dystrophy

Novel monoclonal antibody therapy shows promising results in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Novel monoclonal antibody therapy shows promising results in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Off-the-shelf immunotherapy could offer new hope for patients with hard-to-treat multiple myeloma

Off-the-shelf immunotherapy could offer new hope for patients with hard-to-treat multiple myeloma

Study reveals biological mechanism to explain why respiratory viruses spike in colder seasons

Study reveals biological mechanism to explain why respiratory viruses spike in colder seasons