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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.
New insight into the way an embryonic retina cell develops

New insight into the way an embryonic retina cell develops

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Bladeless LASIK as good as standard microkeratome LASIK

Obtaining and documenting informed patient consent prior to surgery

Obtaining and documenting informed patient consent prior to surgery

Yellow pigment that sits on the retina focus of macular degeneration research

Yellow pigment that sits on the retina focus of macular degeneration research

Single dose of oral antibiotic azithromycin taken after trichiasis eye surgery prevents recurrence of inturned eyelashes

Single dose of oral antibiotic azithromycin taken after trichiasis eye surgery prevents recurrence of inturned eyelashes

Reparative cells offers new avenue for fighting multiple sclerosis

Reparative cells offers new avenue for fighting multiple sclerosis

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