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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.
Children who were born prematurely are more likely to have eye problems

Children who were born prematurely are more likely to have eye problems

Eyeballs substituted for a passkey or a fingerprint

Eyeballs substituted for a passkey or a fingerprint

New generation of lenses makes evolutionary leap in eliminating need for glasses

New generation of lenses makes evolutionary leap in eliminating need for glasses

New approach to inhibiting blood vessel growth or angiogenesis

New approach to inhibiting blood vessel growth or angiogenesis

Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection

Allergies increase risk for corneal transplant rejection

Common antibiotic called minocycline may slow or prevent diabetic retinopathy

Common antibiotic called minocycline may slow or prevent diabetic retinopathy

Green laser pointers can cause visible harm to the eye's retina

Green laser pointers can cause visible harm to the eye's retina

Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease

Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease

Internet may help prevent blindness in Medicaid patients with diabetes

Internet may help prevent blindness in Medicaid patients with diabetes

New laser-surgery technique to perform cornea-transplant surgery

New laser-surgery technique to perform cornea-transplant surgery

Glaucoma therapy patients often do not comply with their doctor’s prescribed medicine regimen

Glaucoma therapy patients often do not comply with their doctor’s prescribed medicine regimen

Researchers present information on artificial retina

Researchers present information on artificial retina

Age-related macular degeneration is triggered, possibly by an infection

Age-related macular degeneration is triggered, possibly by an infection

Glaucoma therapy recipients do not comply with doctor's prescribed medicine regimen

Glaucoma therapy recipients do not comply with doctor's prescribed medicine regimen

Study shows older children can benefit from treatment of eye disorder

Study shows older children can benefit from treatment of eye disorder

Smoking doubles the risk of macular degeneration

Smoking doubles the risk of macular degeneration

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Laser refractive surgery is a safe, effective way to correct myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism

Study shows older children also benefit from lazy eye treatment

Study shows older children also benefit from lazy eye treatment

Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

Bionic eyes from Stanford

Bionic eyes from Stanford