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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.
Retina transplants show promise in patients with retinal degeneration

Retina transplants show promise in patients with retinal degeneration

Femtosecond laser improves corneal transplant outcomes

Femtosecond laser improves corneal transplant outcomes

Severe retinal hemorrhaging in young children linked to severe motor vehicle crashes

Severe retinal hemorrhaging in young children linked to severe motor vehicle crashes

Massachusetts insurers to expand health plans with physician ranking system despite lawsuit

Massachusetts insurers to expand health plans with physician ranking system despite lawsuit

Common cause of loss of sight may be avoided by diet rich in omega-3

Common cause of loss of sight may be avoided by diet rich in omega-3

Latest research into common eye problem, nystagmus to be presented at University of Leicester

Latest research into common eye problem, nystagmus to be presented at University of Leicester

Poorer children have more eye problems than those from affluent families

Poorer children have more eye problems than those from affluent families

Erythropoietin gene linked to severe diabetic eye, kidney diseases

Erythropoietin gene linked to severe diabetic eye, kidney diseases

New findings on vitamin E and cataracts in women

New findings on vitamin E and cataracts in women

Ranibizumab therapy for diabetic eye disease shows promise

Ranibizumab therapy for diabetic eye disease shows promise

Man's sight restored by gene therapy

Man's sight restored by gene therapy

Gene therapy restores vision in patients with rare congenital blindness

Gene therapy restores vision in patients with rare congenital blindness

New clues to cataract formation

New clues to cataract formation

Babies with an eye-alignment disorder called infantile esotropia have developmental delays

Babies with an eye-alignment disorder called infantile esotropia have developmental delays

Very early photoscreening yields better visual outcomes in amblyopia treatment

Very early photoscreening yields better visual outcomes in amblyopia treatment

Older corneas suitable for transplantation

Older corneas suitable for transplantation

The mysterious link between summer birthdates and myopia

The mysterious link between summer birthdates and myopia

Dallas area cornea shortages could benefit from national study

Dallas area cornea shortages could benefit from national study

University of Kentucky physician revolutionizes gene research

University of Kentucky physician revolutionizes gene research

Eye test peers into heat-related multiple sclerosis symptoms

Eye test peers into heat-related multiple sclerosis symptoms