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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.
Immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil may be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases

Immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil may be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases

First human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness

First human gene mutation that causes extreme farsightedness

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy

Researchers have discovered a gene linked to age-related maculopathy

Findings could lead to gene therapy cure for childhood blindness

Findings could lead to gene therapy cure for childhood blindness

Cataracts a risk for pilots and astronauts

Cataracts a risk for pilots and astronauts

Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts

Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts

New insight into age-related macular degeneration

New insight into age-related macular degeneration

New compound ruboxistaurin may decrease vision loss in diabete

New compound ruboxistaurin may decrease vision loss in diabete

Nearly two million Americans are treated for eye injuries per year

Nearly two million Americans are treated for eye injuries per year

Increasing stiffness of the aging eye may make older adults more susceptible to eye damage following trauma

Increasing stiffness of the aging eye may make older adults more susceptible to eye damage following trauma

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