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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 tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth

Researchers develop a tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth

Study reveals a brain mechanism underlying visual hallucinations in the blind

Study reveals a brain mechanism underlying visual hallucinations in the blind

Novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate could play a key role in glaucoma treatment

Novel low molecular weight dextran-sulphate could play a key role in glaucoma treatment

Study: Antibiotics are not necessary after most endoscopic sinus surgeries

Study: Antibiotics are not necessary after most endoscopic sinus surgeries

AI screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not show consistent performance

AI screening algorithms to diagnose diabetic retinopathy do not show consistent performance

Common ophthalmic devices measure corneal parameters using different technologies

Common ophthalmic devices measure corneal parameters using different technologies

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Zika infection affects fetal retinal development during pregnancy but not after birth

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Pioneering new eye test may predict wet AMD three years before symptoms develop

Study: Specific class of drugs can be repurposed to treat genetic diseases

Study: Specific class of drugs can be repurposed to treat genetic diseases

New data shows encouraging results for patients with neuro-degenerative blinding eye disease

New data shows encouraging results for patients with neuro-degenerative blinding eye disease

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

New clue to protect neurons and encourage their growth found

Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for leishmaniasis vaccines

Study identifies protein as potential therapeutic target for leishmaniasis vaccines

Largest-ever study finds low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses

Largest-ever study finds low complication rates in children who wear soft contact lenses

RetinAI collaborates with Novartis to provide AI solutions for ophthalmology projects

RetinAI collaborates with Novartis to provide AI solutions for ophthalmology projects

Drug prescribed for rare enzyme deficiency shows promise to treat herpes viruses

Drug prescribed for rare enzyme deficiency shows promise to treat herpes viruses

UIC researchers use new approach to identify genes that cause diabetic retinopathy

UIC researchers use new approach to identify genes that cause diabetic retinopathy

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Study: Global public health services fail to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Studies examine rates of blindness and vision impairment worldwide

Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

Study uncovers a promising therapeutic target for retinal dystrophies

Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells

Researchers find way for customized programming of human stem cells