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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.
Topical bevacizumab therapy effective in treating corneal blood vessels growth that can cause blindness

Topical bevacizumab therapy effective in treating corneal blood vessels growth that can cause blindness

Visual impairment will increase as population ages, but treatment can mitigate effects

Visual impairment will increase as population ages, but treatment can mitigate effects

New therapies expected to help reduce future burden of age-related macular degeneration

New therapies expected to help reduce future burden of age-related macular degeneration

Columbia University licenses retinal imaging technology to PCAsso Diagnostics

Columbia University licenses retinal imaging technology to PCAsso Diagnostics

Stem cell therapy used to restore transparency in corneas

Stem cell therapy used to restore transparency in corneas

Simple test detects early evidence of amblyopia in infants too young for conventional vision testing

Simple test detects early evidence of amblyopia in infants too young for conventional vision testing

Comprehensive eye disease study among urban pre-schoolers

Comprehensive eye disease study among urban pre-schoolers

Need for more African American HIV/AIDS researchers

Need for more African American HIV/AIDS researchers

Rigorous visual training helps the brain to see again after stroke

Rigorous visual training helps the brain to see again after stroke

Eye exercises help patients work out vision problems

Eye exercises help patients work out vision problems

New brain mapping capabilities come to desktops of scientists worldwide

New brain mapping capabilities come to desktops of scientists worldwide

Metabolic and neurological disorders may share common risk factors

Metabolic and neurological disorders may share common risk factors

Health insurance status associated with frequency of eye care visits

Health insurance status associated with frequency of eye care visits

Experts discuss factors that may contribute to glaucoma

Experts discuss factors that may contribute to glaucoma

Genetic link between cats and humans for retinitis pigmentosa

Genetic link between cats and humans for retinitis pigmentosa

New implantable lenses put high-tech devices within reach, UT Southwestern eye surgeons say

New implantable lenses put high-tech devices within reach, UT Southwestern eye surgeons say

Aton Pharma acquires Timoptic product line from Merck & Co

Aton Pharma acquires Timoptic product line from Merck & Co

Gene therapy shows potential against HIV

Gene therapy shows potential against HIV

Immunosuppressant medication cyclosporine may be cost-effective for dry eye syndrome

Immunosuppressant medication cyclosporine may be cost-effective for dry eye syndrome

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment