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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.
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids protect against retinopathy

Basically eating fish may protect against type of blindness

Basically eating fish may protect against type of blindness

Avastin helps those with radiation retinopathy

Avastin helps those with radiation retinopathy

Cilia research may help find cure for inherited eye diseases

Cilia research may help find cure for inherited eye diseases

New target for therapies for retinopathy

New target for therapies for retinopathy

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma

High pulse pressure linked to increased risk for high-tension open-angle glaucoma

Gene responsible for Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Gene responsible for Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Researchers find cure for dogs with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome

Researchers find cure for dogs with sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome

Northwestern University researchers find drug reactions six years earlier than the FDA and drug companies

Northwestern University researchers find drug reactions six years earlier than the FDA and drug companies

New class of compounds shows promise for cancer treatment

New class of compounds shows promise for cancer treatment

Researchers use gene therapy to restore sight in mice

Researchers use gene therapy to restore sight in mice

Custom-designed contacts improve vision for subjects with keratoconic eyes

Custom-designed contacts improve vision for subjects with keratoconic eyes

Danube Pharmaceuticals starts trial of DNB-001 in patients with ocular hypertension

Danube Pharmaceuticals starts trial of DNB-001 in patients with ocular hypertension

Eating lots of fish plus vitamin D reduces risk of age-related macular degeneration

Eating lots of fish plus vitamin D reduces risk of age-related macular degeneration

Insulin therapy shown to treat early experimental diabetic retinopathy

Insulin therapy shown to treat early experimental diabetic retinopathy

Adult bone marrow stem cells may help cure certain genetic eye diseases

Adult bone marrow stem cells may help cure certain genetic eye diseases

Fine motor skills, social acceptance lower in children with 'lazy eye'

Fine motor skills, social acceptance lower in children with 'lazy eye'

One-third of older Americans not treated for glaucoma

One-third of older Americans not treated for glaucoma

New type of laser for providing high-resolution 3-D images of the retina

New type of laser for providing high-resolution 3-D images of the retina