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

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

New Alzheimer's drugs may help prevent glaucoma

New Alzheimer's drugs may help prevent glaucoma

Staffordshire screening programme on track to screen over 35,000 diabetes patients

Staffordshire screening programme on track to screen over 35,000 diabetes patients

Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma

Link identified between Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma

New treatment for glaucoma shows promise

New treatment for glaucoma shows promise

Neuroprotectin D1 protects retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells

Neuroprotectin D1 protects retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells

C3 gene variant increases risk of blindness

C3 gene variant increases risk of blindness

Apraclonidine causes severe lethargy in infants

Apraclonidine causes severe lethargy in infants

Two-thirds of nursing home residents not getting regular eye care

Two-thirds of nursing home residents not getting regular eye care

Age-related macular degeneration associated with increased mortality risk

Age-related macular degeneration associated with increased mortality risk

Peregrine licenses worldwide rights to a novel anti-angiogenesis technology

Peregrine licenses worldwide rights to a novel anti-angiogenesis technology

High vision impairment rates among nursing home residents - many do not get regular eye examinations

High vision impairment rates among nursing home residents - many do not get regular eye examinations

Indian medicinal plant effective in blocking blood-vessel and tumor growth

Indian medicinal plant effective in blocking blood-vessel and tumor growth

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Basically eating fish may protect against type of blindness

Basically eating fish may protect against type of blindness

Avastin helps those with radiation retinopathy

Avastin helps those with radiation retinopathy

Cilia research may help find cure for inherited eye diseases

Cilia research may help find cure for inherited eye diseases

New target for therapies for retinopathy

New target for therapies for retinopathy

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma