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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.
Visual field loss increases risk of falls in older adults

Visual field loss increases risk of falls in older adults

Computer-based test to measure optimal visual acuity in age-related macular degeneration

Computer-based test to measure optimal visual acuity in age-related macular degeneration

75% of  hospital patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology

75% of hospital patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology

MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria

MSU researcher helps develop computer game for Ugandan children recovering from cerebral malaria

75% of hospitalised patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology

75% of hospitalised patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology

Physicians successfully trained to perform cataract surgery in rural China

Physicians successfully trained to perform cataract surgery in rural China

Detection of biological and nonbiological motion

Detection of biological and nonbiological motion

First animal model of age-related macular degeneration

First animal model of age-related macular degeneration

High blood levels of C-reactive protein may be linked to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

High blood levels of C-reactive protein may be linked to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

Artificial cornea saves eyesight

Artificial cornea saves eyesight

Potential new therapy for uveitis

Potential new therapy for uveitis

Childhood vaccination for the rubella virus may protect adult eyes

Childhood vaccination for the rubella virus may protect adult eyes

New insights into retinal growth

New insights into retinal growth

Glaucoma surgery with novel laser device

Glaucoma surgery with novel laser device

Organisms found on contact lenses provide clues to corneal eye infections

Organisms found on contact lenses provide clues to corneal eye infections

Yellow plant pigments may lower risk for age-related eye disease

Yellow plant pigments may lower risk for age-related eye disease

New anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells

New anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells

Gamma globulin effective treatment for pinkeye

Gamma globulin effective treatment for pinkeye

Zinc and macular degeneration link

Zinc and macular degeneration link

Another reason to quit - smoking increases the risk blindness in seniors

Another reason to quit - smoking increases the risk blindness in seniors