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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.
Young adults with cancer may require different treatments than older patients

Young adults with cancer may require different treatments than older patients

ALS also causes retinal alterations, study reveals

ALS also causes retinal alterations, study reveals

Simple risk score can help predict contrast-associated kidney injury after PCI

Simple risk score can help predict contrast-associated kidney injury after PCI

New kind of artificial lens may help patients avoid glasses after cataract surgery

New kind of artificial lens may help patients avoid glasses after cataract surgery

Increased screen time leads to more eye strain and convergence insufficiency in children

Increased screen time leads to more eye strain and convergence insufficiency in children

Feinberg students practice surgical techniques on mock organs

Feinberg students practice surgical techniques on mock organs

Researchers receive $1.47 million NIH grant to study COVID-19 safety measures in schools

Researchers receive $1.47 million NIH grant to study COVID-19 safety measures in schools

Retinoid therapy improves vision in mice with Usher syndrome

Retinoid therapy improves vision in mice with Usher syndrome

Ethnic and socioeconomic disparities persist among U.S. adults who identify as disabled

Ethnic and socioeconomic disparities persist among U.S. adults who identify as disabled

Blue light can illuminate areas affected by diabetic retinopathy

Blue light can illuminate areas affected by diabetic retinopathy

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

Clinically significant cataract associated with greater mortality risk from vascular causes

New project to deploy AI technology for detecting sight-threatening diabetic eye disease

New project to deploy AI technology for detecting sight-threatening diabetic eye disease

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Antidepressant Prozac could offer the first treatment for atrophic macular degeneration

Researchers identify new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

Researchers identify new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

New technology streamlines the development of gene therapy for genetic blinding disorders

New technology streamlines the development of gene therapy for genetic blinding disorders

New AI-based computer algorithm may enable quicker diagnosis of heart failure

New AI-based computer algorithm may enable quicker diagnosis of heart failure

Hygienists brace for pitched battles with dentists in fights over practice laws

Hygienists brace for pitched battles with dentists in fights over practice laws

Laser treatment shows potential to transform glaucoma management in Africa

Laser treatment shows potential to transform glaucoma management in Africa

New study finds SARS-CoV-2 causes retinal infection

New study finds SARS-CoV-2 causes retinal infection

Novel surgical procedure for intractable canalicular obstruction

Novel surgical procedure for intractable canalicular obstruction