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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 pinpoints cell types linked to age-related macular degeneration

Study pinpoints cell types linked to age-related macular degeneration

Higher levels of chemicals in mothers' system during pregnancy linked to lower IQ in children

Higher levels of chemicals in mothers' system during pregnancy linked to lower IQ in children

Therapy for common vision disorder fails to improve children's reading test scores

Therapy for common vision disorder fails to improve children's reading test scores

Fight for Sight launches campaign to highlight impact of sight loss and possibilities of eye research

Fight for Sight launches campaign to highlight impact of sight loss and possibilities of eye research

Study: Most adults born prematurely survive without developing major comorbidities

Study: Most adults born prematurely survive without developing major comorbidities

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

Researchers receive $3.2 million NIH grant to pursue a deeper understanding of Down syndrome

LSU Health New Orleans awarded $1.74 million to advance research on Usher syndrome

LSU Health New Orleans awarded $1.74 million to advance research on Usher syndrome

New Diversity and Inclusion Hub launched to address disparities in health care

New Diversity and Inclusion Hub launched to address disparities in health care

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Researchers uncover novel molecular clues for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

Researchers identify targeted therapy for adolescent patients with neuroblastoma

Artificial pancreas system more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels

Artificial pancreas system more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels

EPFL and Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are developing highly elastic hearing implants

EPFL and Mass. Eye and Ear researchers are developing highly elastic hearing implants

Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds

Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes

Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes

Retinal macular damage linked to sleep apnea in diabetes

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

Ophthalmologists honored at AAO 2019 for exceptional service in medical and surgical eye care

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?

Study: Automated AI screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5% of the time

Study: Automated AI screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5% of the time

Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows

Sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, study shows

Antibody-based eye drops show promise in treating dry eye disease

Antibody-based eye drops show promise in treating dry eye disease