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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.
Stem cells can preserve and improve vision in eyes damaged by retinal disease

Stem cells can preserve and improve vision in eyes damaged by retinal disease

Instructions provided with medicines is far too small for people with impaired or partially sighted vision to read

Instructions provided with medicines is far too small for people with impaired or partially sighted vision to read

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

Study suggests that rigid contact lens users should switch to glasses 3 to 6 weeks before having pre-LASIK examinations

Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who kept their blood pressure very tightly controlled had fewer eye disorders caused by their diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who kept their blood pressure very tightly controlled had fewer eye disorders caused by their diabetes

Search for genetic key to corneal disease

Search for genetic key to corneal disease

McGuinty Government introduces changes to eye care services

McGuinty Government introduces changes to eye care services

Possible new way to treat amblyopia (lazy eye)

Possible new way to treat amblyopia (lazy eye)

Ruboxistaurin may reduce vision loss from diabetes-induced eye disease

Ruboxistaurin may reduce vision loss from diabetes-induced eye disease

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to side effects ranging from dry eye to retinal hemorrhages and transient visual loss

Transparent gel could soon become the first and best choice for sealing corneal incisions

Transparent gel could soon become the first and best choice for sealing corneal incisions

AMA condemns new Oklahoma rule allowing non-physicians to perform eye surgery

AMA condemns new Oklahoma rule allowing non-physicians to perform eye surgery

Academy of Ophthalmology reacts to recent study on eye exams for children

Academy of Ophthalmology reacts to recent study on eye exams for children

Brand-conscious customers necessitate robust supply chain management in custom procedure tray markets

Brand-conscious customers necessitate robust supply chain management in custom procedure tray markets

Significance of central corneal thickness on the management of glaucoma

Significance of central corneal thickness on the management of glaucoma

Potential stem cells treatment for retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal degenerations

Potential stem cells treatment for retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal degenerations

New glaucoma risk assessment principles help physicians decide who needs treatment

New glaucoma risk assessment principles help physicians decide who needs treatment

Thickness of the cornea an important factor in considering treatment options for patients with glaucoma

Thickness of the cornea an important factor in considering treatment options for patients with glaucoma

Treatment with vitamin A and an omega-3 fatty acid slows down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa

Treatment with vitamin A and an omega-3 fatty acid slows down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa

New device aimed at detecting glaucoma

New device aimed at detecting glaucoma

Study shows lasers safely and effectively treat eye conditions in children

Study shows lasers safely and effectively treat eye conditions in children