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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.
Remarkable vision improvements after gene therapy for inherited blindness

Remarkable vision improvements after gene therapy for inherited blindness

Many senior drivers unaware of potential impact on driving performance associated with taking medications

Many senior drivers unaware of potential impact on driving performance associated with taking medications

Akorn reports Q2 2009 financials

Akorn reports Q2 2009 financials

New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

New molecule blocks lymphangiogenesis

Stemcells, Inc. reports Q2 financials

Stemcells, Inc. reports Q2 financials

Unlikely genetic suspect implicated in Dandy-Walker malformation

Unlikely genetic suspect implicated in Dandy-Walker malformation

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

Gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy for retinitis pigmentosa

Omega-3 fatty acids may protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids may protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration

Discovery of key molecular target in age-related macular degeneration

Discovery of key molecular target in age-related macular degeneration

A new way to tackle age-related macular degeneration

A new way to tackle age-related macular degeneration

Factors linked to failure of corneal transplants

Factors linked to failure of corneal transplants

FDA approves Besivance as a treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis

FDA approves Besivance as a treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis

New surgical tool for complicated eye surgery

New surgical tool for complicated eye surgery

Diabetics who have retinopathy should also be screened for obstructive sleep apnea

Diabetics who have retinopathy should also be screened for obstructive sleep apnea

In retinal disease, sight may depend on second sites

In retinal disease, sight may depend on second sites

Omega-three fatty acid rich foods lower risk for eye disease

Omega-three fatty acid rich foods lower risk for eye disease

FDA approves Besivance for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis

FDA approves Besivance for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis

Research looks at contact lens risks and benefits

Research looks at contact lens risks and benefits

A glimpse at vision: First impressions count

A glimpse at vision: First impressions count