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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.
First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Nanocapsules packed with gene-editing tools could be promising platform for many gene therapies

Nanocapsules packed with gene-editing tools could be promising platform for many gene therapies

Right side of the screen catches the eye more than the left finds study

Right side of the screen catches the eye more than the left finds study

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds

New therapy found to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer

New therapy found to be effective for patients with a particular type of bone marrow cancer

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

Fluoride may reduce kidney and liver function among youth

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in palliative care use among hospitalized patients with ESKD

New virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients speeds up treatment times

New virtual emergency consultation program for eye patients speeds up treatment times

New blinking eye-on-a-chip can be used for disease modeling and drug testing

New blinking eye-on-a-chip can be used for disease modeling and drug testing

Yellow-lens glasses do not improve night driving visibility, study finds

Yellow-lens glasses do not improve night driving visibility, study finds

Study identifies dozens of genetic mutations linked to albinism in ‘knockout’ mice

Study identifies dozens of genetic mutations linked to albinism in ‘knockout’ mice

Cynosure launches two new products to expand portfolio of aesthetic treatments

Cynosure launches two new products to expand portfolio of aesthetic treatments

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

Thin photoelectric film can stimulate degenerated retinal tissues

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV