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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.
New outbreak of rare eye disease identified in contact lens wearers

New outbreak of rare eye disease identified in contact lens wearers

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

First U.S. patient treated with innovative gene therapy at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

First U.S. patient treated with innovative gene therapy at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Study: Women exposed to trauma in their lives gave birth to underweight male infants

Alcon expands its global support of eye care professionals through Alcon Experience Academy

Alcon expands its global support of eye care professionals through Alcon Experience Academy

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

New online tools aid surgeons and specialists who care for older people

Investigators pinpoint exact stage of retinoblastoma development in children

Investigators pinpoint exact stage of retinoblastoma development in children

Study: aPKC inhibitors may provide new therapeutic option for blinding eye diseases

Study: aPKC inhibitors may provide new therapeutic option for blinding eye diseases

Study provides evidence to prevent memory decline in older blacks with mild cognitive impairment

Study provides evidence to prevent memory decline in older blacks with mild cognitive impairment

Study shows steep inequality in usage of low vision devices

Study shows steep inequality in usage of low vision devices

Primary care providers could play major role in promoting vision care for older adults

Primary care providers could play major role in promoting vision care for older adults

WVU dermatologist develops smartphone app to help medical students diagnose melanomas

WVU dermatologist develops smartphone app to help medical students diagnose melanomas

Researchers discover reason why many bladder cancer patients do not respond to immunotherapy

Researchers discover reason why many bladder cancer patients do not respond to immunotherapy

What parents need to know about children’s eye health and safety

What parents need to know about children’s eye health and safety

Tips to know your ovarian cancer risk and symptoms

Tips to know your ovarian cancer risk and symptoms

New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

Researchers find new therapy to prevent drug resistance for melanoma patients

Researchers find new therapy to prevent drug resistance for melanoma patients

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment

Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment