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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.
Kin recognition and the perceived facial similarity of children

Kin recognition and the perceived facial similarity of children

Weightlifting may cause temporary pressure build up in the eye

Weightlifting may cause temporary pressure build up in the eye

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital learning from 9/11

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital learning from 9/11

Hopkins develops online tool to aid research on certain "orphan diseases"

Hopkins develops online tool to aid research on certain "orphan diseases"

New device helps people with tunnel vision

New device helps people with tunnel vision

Veggies good for eyesight as you age

Veggies good for eyesight as you age

Scientists slow vision loss with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals

Scientists slow vision loss with vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidant chemicals

Antioxidants may slow vision loss

Antioxidants may slow vision loss

Giving up driving may be fast lane to aged care

Giving up driving may be fast lane to aged care

Type 2 diabetes is associated with primary open angle glaucoma in women

Type 2 diabetes is associated with primary open angle glaucoma in women

Major intestinal surgery may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency

Major intestinal surgery may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency

New drug helps diabetics keep their sight

New drug helps diabetics keep their sight

University of Florida finding could lead to approaches to treat macular degeneration

University of Florida finding could lead to approaches to treat macular degeneration

Dietary glycemic index and carbohydrate in relation to early age-related macular degeneration

Dietary glycemic index and carbohydrate in relation to early age-related macular degeneration

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 2 may play role in infection and dry eye

Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 2 may play role in infection and dry eye

Simple "dipstick" test could save millions from blindness

Simple "dipstick" test could save millions from blindness

Statins may improve circulation in the eye

Statins may improve circulation in the eye

New insight into the way an embryonic retina cell develops

New insight into the way an embryonic retina cell develops

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Obtaining and documenting informed patient consent prior to surgery

Obtaining and documenting informed patient consent prior to surgery