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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.
Immunosuppressant medication cyclosporine may be cost-effective for dry eye syndrome

Immunosuppressant medication cyclosporine may be cost-effective for dry eye syndrome

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment

Gene-targeting approach for herpes treatment

Brain perceives optical illusions as real motion

Brain perceives optical illusions as real motion

Paintball-related eye injuries

Paintball-related eye injuries

Cell phone use not linked to melanoma of the eye

Cell phone use not linked to melanoma of the eye

Glaucoma may be linked to reading impairment in older adults

Glaucoma may be linked to reading impairment in older adults

New cataract early detection device

New cataract early detection device

Vision problems prompt seniors to hang up keys

Vision problems prompt seniors to hang up keys

People with blindness from cataract are poorer than those with normal sight

People with blindness from cataract are poorer than those with normal sight

Cases of major eye disease projected to increase among diabetics

Cases of major eye disease projected to increase among diabetics

Men have more red in their faces and women have more green

Men have more red in their faces and women have more green

Presbyopia may affect more than 1 billion worldwide

Presbyopia may affect more than 1 billion worldwide

New technique to watch for eye disease

New technique to watch for eye disease

New imaging technique captures clinical stages of ocular inflammation

New imaging technique captures clinical stages of ocular inflammation

Surgical options for retinal detachment

Surgical options for retinal detachment

Study evaluates corneal collagen cross-linking in subjects with progressive keratoconus

Study evaluates corneal collagen cross-linking in subjects with progressive keratoconus

Strabismus (misaligned eyes) in children triples risk of mental illness

Strabismus (misaligned eyes) in children triples risk of mental illness

Football helmet faceshields can protect against kick to the face

Football helmet faceshields can protect against kick to the face

Discovery of key contributor to Alzheimer's disease process

Discovery of key contributor to Alzheimer's disease process

Vision screening law for older Floridians associated with lower fatality rates in car crashes

Vision screening law for older Floridians associated with lower fatality rates in car crashes