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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.
7-year-old treated with FDA-approved gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis

7-year-old treated with FDA-approved gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis

How older adults can make life easier and safer despite declining vision

How older adults can make life easier and safer despite declining vision

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

Study evaluates new techniques to improve doctor-patient communication at end of life

Mount Sinai announces creation of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute

Mount Sinai announces creation of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute

Scientists move one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases

Scientists move one step closer to discovering the causes of immune diseases

Researchers find potential new treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Researchers find potential new treatment for diabetic retinopathy

Drugs used to treat retinal diseases are excreted into human breast milk, study finds

Drugs used to treat retinal diseases are excreted into human breast milk, study finds

Researchers identify changes in retinal layers of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify changes in retinal layers of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

Mount Sinai awarded $1.7 million to study how bladder cancer affects 'natural killer' cells

Mount Sinai awarded $1.7 million to study how bladder cancer affects 'natural killer' cells

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

First genetic cause for a rare eye disease discovered

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Pupil dilation provides clues to future Alzheimer’s risk

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Commonly prescribed antibiotics linked to two types of heart problems

Nanocapsules packed with gene-editing tools could be promising platform for many gene therapies

Nanocapsules packed with gene-editing tools could be promising platform for many gene therapies

Right side of the screen catches the eye more than the left finds study

Right side of the screen catches the eye more than the left finds study

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Mount Sinai researchers discover drug resistance signature in Crohn's disease

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

Gold nanoparticles shown to safely, effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade prostate tumors

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

AR glasses could help improve quality of life for low vision patients

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds

Fasting reduces inflammation and improves chronic inflammatory diseases, study finds