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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.
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

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Less-invasive options are slowing disease progression in glaucoma patients

Novel finger-prick test can help prevent toxoplasmosis

Novel finger-prick test can help prevent toxoplasmosis

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Curious case of the lost contact lens - after 28 years!

Curious case of the lost contact lens - after 28 years!

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System

Innovative oncofertility program launched by RMA of New York and Mount Sinai Health System

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

Keck Medicine of USC's hospitals ranked among nation's best for the 10th consecutive year

Keck Medicine of USC's hospitals ranked among nation's best for the 10th consecutive year

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes

Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions

Google's DeepMind AI could soon be diagnosing eye conditions

AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis

AI platform identifies acute neurological illnesses faster than human diagnosis

NIH awards $6.5 million to establish multi-institution biomedical technology resource center

NIH awards $6.5 million to establish multi-institution biomedical technology resource center

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Connection between Alzheimer’s disease and degenerative eye diseases

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response drives neurodegeneration in glaucoma

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

Glaucoma could be an autoimmune disorder, study suggests

RNA and DNA sequencing platform matches broader swath of drugs to late-stage cancer patients

RNA and DNA sequencing platform matches broader swath of drugs to late-stage cancer patients

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease

Study finds link between degenerative eye conditions and Alzheimer's disease