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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.
Different mutations in a single gene can have myriad effects on a person's health

Different mutations in a single gene can have myriad effects on a person's health

Ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, Santen, hires Maiken Engsbye as vice president for HR

Ophthalmic pharmaceutical company, Santen, hires Maiken Engsbye as vice president for HR

Researchers demonstrate a novel method for treating multiple sclerosis

Researchers demonstrate a novel method for treating multiple sclerosis

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Researchers identify novel genes associated with severity of peanut allergy

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital receives new grant to support "Paws & Play" program

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

Study shows how diet plays a role in age-related macular degeneration

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

UIC researchers to study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos

Innovative experimental therapy may stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer

Innovative experimental therapy may stop growth of triple-negative breast cancer

Nanosize container can slip inside cells and deliver medicines, gene therapies

Nanosize container can slip inside cells and deliver medicines, gene therapies

Imaging technique and machine learning may provide accurate diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Imaging technique and machine learning may provide accurate diagnosis of colorectal cancer

Mount Sinai receives $1 million grant to advance understanding of prostate cancer

Mount Sinai receives $1 million grant to advance understanding of prostate cancer

Researchers successfully develop imaging technology of conjunctival goblet cells

Researchers successfully develop imaging technology of conjunctival goblet cells

New discovery may bring scientists a step closer to developing hearing loss treatments

New discovery may bring scientists a step closer to developing hearing loss treatments

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Study: Less than a fifth of shoppers aware of major risk factor for 'primary open angle glaucoma'

Helper protein exacerbates diabetic macular edema

Helper protein exacerbates diabetic macular edema

Glaucoma risk increased by air pollution

Glaucoma risk increased by air pollution

BB guns dangerous for kids as they increase risk of eye injuries

BB guns dangerous for kids as they increase risk of eye injuries

Discovery in C. difficile biology opens new window to developing treatments for dangerous infections

Discovery in C. difficile biology opens new window to developing treatments for dangerous infections

Air pollution associated with greater risk of glaucoma

Air pollution associated with greater risk of glaucoma

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens

CooperVision receives FDA approval for innovative MiSight 1 day contact lens