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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.
Preventing eye disease in retinitis pigmentosa

Preventing eye disease in retinitis pigmentosa

Sleeping in contact lenses can lead to an increased risk of severe eye infection

Sleeping in contact lenses can lead to an increased risk of severe eye infection

New contact lenses cause less infections

New contact lenses cause less infections

Compound found in broccoli is a powerful disease fighter

Compound found in broccoli is a powerful disease fighter

Genes play a substantial role in the development of age-related macular degeneration

Genes play a substantial role in the development of age-related macular degeneration

Study indicates need for new standards and training for cornea transplants

Study indicates need for new standards and training for cornea transplants

People use letters to recognize words and facial features to recognize faces

People use letters to recognize words and facial features to recognize faces

Is that a glimmer in your eye?

Is that a glimmer in your eye?

Encouraging results in wet age-related macular degeneration study

Encouraging results in wet age-related macular degeneration study

Scientists have regenerated a damaged optic nerve

Scientists have regenerated a damaged optic nerve

Researchers have identified a protein called HIF-2a, which is important in retina formation

Researchers have identified a protein called HIF-2a, which is important in retina formation

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Screening for toxoplasmosis for all pregnant women and newborns is necessary

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

Melanopsin plays a key role in the inner workings of the eye

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

New technology an option for severe nearsightedness

Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training

Macular degeneration patients benefit from self-management training

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Herpes virus is everywhere and it's unavoidable

Study finds advanced vision testing system highly effective in detecting deficits in pre-verbal children

Study finds advanced vision testing system highly effective in detecting deficits in pre-verbal children

Pegaptanib (Macugen) is an effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Pegaptanib (Macugen) is an effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

Bacteria can use a sonar-like system to spot other cells

Bacteria can use a sonar-like system to spot other cells

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Macugen approved for the treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)