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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.
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

Vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test

Vernier testing could be a substitute for the traditional Snellen eye chart test

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