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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.
Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects

Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects

Gene find sheds light on motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Gene find sheds light on motor neuron diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

People lacking essential antioxidants and sunlight more likely to develop advanced macular degeneration

People lacking essential antioxidants and sunlight more likely to develop advanced macular degeneration

Combo of sunlight and low antioxidant levels leave seniors at risk of eye disease

Combo of sunlight and low antioxidant levels leave seniors at risk of eye disease

More effective treatment found for convergence insufficiency, a childhood vision disorder

More effective treatment found for convergence insufficiency, a childhood vision disorder

Best treatment determined for convergence insufficiency in children

Best treatment determined for convergence insufficiency in children

Diabetics more likely to lose their vision

Diabetics more likely to lose their vision

Visual impairment more common in people with diabetes

Visual impairment more common in people with diabetes

People lacking vital antioxidants and exposed to sunlight more likely to develop eye disease later in life

People lacking vital antioxidants and exposed to sunlight more likely to develop eye disease later in life

'Eyes tight shut case' confounds experts

'Eyes tight shut case' confounds experts

Receptor activation protects retina from diabetes destruction

Receptor activation protects retina from diabetes destruction

Hopkins researchers piece together gene "network" linked to schizophrenia

Hopkins researchers piece together gene "network" linked to schizophrenia

Medication slows progression of myopia in children

Medication slows progression of myopia in children

NicOx updates on PF-03187207 and research collaboration with Pfizer

NicOx updates on PF-03187207 and research collaboration with Pfizer

Are your eyes a window to diabetes-related health issues?

Are your eyes a window to diabetes-related health issues?

New discovery may lead to new drugs to regulate sleep

New discovery may lead to new drugs to regulate sleep

Laser therapy more effective than corticosteroids in long term treatment of diabetic macular edema

Laser therapy more effective than corticosteroids in long term treatment of diabetic macular edema

Corneal transplant technique shows promise in children

Corneal transplant technique shows promise in children

FA imaging, invented at U-M, measures metabolic stress in retina - serves as early warning of diabetes

FA imaging, invented at U-M, measures metabolic stress in retina - serves as early warning of diabetes

Retina transplants show promise in patients with retinal degeneration

Retina transplants show promise in patients with retinal degeneration