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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.
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

New hope for victims of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa

New hope for victims of macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa

Blood vessel protein reverses macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy in mice

Blood vessel protein reverses macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy in mice

Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients

Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients

Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients

Glaucoma associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death in black patients

LASIK patients overwhelmingly happy with procedure results

LASIK patients overwhelmingly happy with procedure results

Genetic research unveils common origins for distinct clinical diagnoses

Genetic research unveils common origins for distinct clinical diagnoses

New malaria drug also treats toxoplasmosis

New malaria drug also treats toxoplasmosis

Chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK

Chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK

Age related macular degeneration doubles heart attack and stroke risk

Age related macular degeneration doubles heart attack and stroke risk

Are cataract rates on the decline?

Are cataract rates on the decline?

New metabolic imaging instrument shows promise as screening device in diabetes and other major eye diseases

New metabolic imaging instrument shows promise as screening device in diabetes and other major eye diseases

Role gound for glaucoma gene and a signaling pathway

Role gound for glaucoma gene and a signaling pathway

White seniors more likely to have signs of future eye disease than black seniors

White seniors more likely to have signs of future eye disease than black seniors

Alpha-linolenic acid good for dry eye syndrome

Alpha-linolenic acid good for dry eye syndrome

Donors' health associated with risk of infection among recipients of corneal transplants

Donors' health associated with risk of infection among recipients of corneal transplants

New understanding of cancer initiation

New understanding of cancer initiation

Trabectome procedure for glaucoma

Trabectome procedure for glaucoma

Special report on the aging eye

Special report on the aging eye