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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.
Majority of LASIK recipients are happy with the results

Majority of LASIK recipients are happy with the results

Structural microvascular changes, visible in the eye, may precede development of severe hypertension

Structural microvascular changes, visible in the eye, may precede development of severe hypertension

Retinal findings in children with severe forms of malaria appear related to disease outcomes such as prolonged coma and death

Retinal findings in children with severe forms of malaria appear related to disease outcomes such as prolonged coma and death

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment

Latinos living in the United States have high rates of eye disease and visual impairment

Different types of cataracts produced identifiable and repeatable results using wavefront diagnostic equipment

Different types of cataracts produced identifiable and repeatable results using wavefront diagnostic equipment

New drugs that can prevent scarring in the eye after glaucoma surgery

New drugs that can prevent scarring in the eye after glaucoma surgery

Cataract more prevalent in African American nursing home residents than white residents

Cataract more prevalent in African American nursing home residents than white residents

Latanoprost is safe as adjunctive therapy for long-term treatment of common form of glaucoma

Latanoprost is safe as adjunctive therapy for long-term treatment of common form of glaucoma

Best hospital in America

Best hospital in America

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Implantable chip could serve as a prosthetic retina for people who suffer from age-related blindness

Alarming rise in the number of patients treated for eye injuries caused by paintballs

Alarming rise in the number of patients treated for eye injuries caused by paintballs

SARS, the highly infectious respiratory virus, has been found in tears

SARS, the highly infectious respiratory virus, has been found in tears

Cholesterol lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma

Cholesterol lowering medications may reduce risk of glaucoma

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)

Fruit consumption may protect against age-related maculopathy (ARM)

Eye drops may prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans

Eye drops may prevent the onset of glaucoma in African Americans

New treatment for dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)

New treatment for dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)

Genome research sheds light on Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Genome research sheds light on Bardet-Biedl syndrome

The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing

The worldwide prevalence of glaucoma is increasing

Oxygen delivered through the nose may improve poor vision caused by diabetic macular edema

Oxygen delivered through the nose may improve poor vision caused by diabetic macular edema

Oxygen delivered through the nose may improve poor vision caused by diabetic macular edema

Oxygen delivered through the nose may improve poor vision caused by diabetic macular edema