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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.
Factor B and H genes found to play role in the development of age-related macular degeneration

Factor B and H genes found to play role in the development of age-related macular degeneration

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

New implanted lens to fix nearsightedness

Compound found in marijuana may defend against diabetic retinopathy

Compound found in marijuana may defend against diabetic retinopathy

Glaucoma set to reach 80 million by 2020

Glaucoma set to reach 80 million by 2020

Some patients with glaucoma have higher pressure at night

Some patients with glaucoma have higher pressure at night

Researcher identifies key to macular degeneration progression

Researcher identifies key to macular degeneration progression

Aston Academy investigates macular oedema

Aston Academy investigates macular oedema

Retinal degeneration - researchers advance understanding

Retinal degeneration - researchers advance understanding

Treating glaucoma early significantly reduces economic health burden

Treating glaucoma early significantly reduces economic health burden

Evidence that the eye has complementary brain-signaling systems at work

Evidence that the eye has complementary brain-signaling systems at work

Elevated homocysteine levels may be a biomarker for increased risk of AMD

Elevated homocysteine levels may be a biomarker for increased risk of AMD

Second-hand smoke increases the risk of eye disease

Second-hand smoke increases the risk of eye disease

Study finds light sensing cells develop before vision

Study finds light sensing cells develop before vision

Fee-for-service associated with a significantly higher rate of cataract surgery

Fee-for-service associated with a significantly higher rate of cataract surgery

Retinal imaging technology helps heart

Retinal imaging technology helps heart

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

Study of 30-day extended wear contact lenses

Recognizing facial expressions is separate from identifying familiar faces in autism or Asperger's

Recognizing facial expressions is separate from identifying familiar faces in autism or Asperger's

Chlamydia pneumoniae may cause vision problems

Chlamydia pneumoniae may cause vision problems

Fndings shed some light on the brain mechanisms involved in schizophrenia

Fndings shed some light on the brain mechanisms involved in schizophrenia

Treating malignant melanoma of the uvea with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss

Treating malignant melanoma of the uvea with radiation therapy can spare patients from significant vision loss