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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.
Reading ability closely linked to altered retinal structure in geographic atrophy

Reading ability closely linked to altered retinal structure in geographic atrophy

40 new one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests set to open across England

40 new one-stop-shops for checks, scans and tests set to open across England

Novel small-molecule therapy shows promise against deadly pediatric leukemia

Novel small-molecule therapy shows promise against deadly pediatric leukemia

Clinical study tests novel topical corneal epithelial stem cell-derived product for treating dry eye disease

Clinical study tests novel topical corneal epithelial stem cell-derived product for treating dry eye disease

Mass Eye and Ear researcher receives P50 NIH grant to establish new center for neurological voice disorders

Mass Eye and Ear researcher receives P50 NIH grant to establish new center for neurological voice disorders

New handheld screening device accurately identifies children with amblyopia

New handheld screening device accurately identifies children with amblyopia

Research explores the evolution and function of human growth hormone receptor gene

Research explores the evolution and function of human growth hormone receptor gene

Diminished waveforms on EKGs of hospitalized patients can help predict worsening health, death

Diminished waveforms on EKGs of hospitalized patients can help predict worsening health, death

Eyeglasses for students linked to higher test scores, better academic performance

Eyeglasses for students linked to higher test scores, better academic performance

Popular class of diabetes medications may be protective against glaucoma

Popular class of diabetes medications may be protective against glaucoma

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Eye conditions linked to increased risk of dementia

Emotional support and resilience can help mitigate the psychological effects of the pandemic

Emotional support and resilience can help mitigate the psychological effects of the pandemic

Largest population-based study tracks the prevalence of lazy eye among teens

Largest population-based study tracks the prevalence of lazy eye among teens

Study finds possible direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus

Study finds possible direct connection between neurodegenerative diseases and the herpesvirus

USC Stevens INI launches a $3 million study to solve some puzzles about Parkinson's disease

USC Stevens INI launches a $3 million study to solve some puzzles about Parkinson's disease

Eyeglasses for school students help improve academic achievement

Eyeglasses for school students help improve academic achievement

Government launches a wide-ranging consultation to change UK’s data landscape

Government launches a wide-ranging consultation to change UK’s data landscape

New imaging technique uses photonics for early diagnosis of bowel cancer

New imaging technique uses photonics for early diagnosis of bowel cancer

Polygenic risk score no better at predicting psychosis outcomes than written reports, study finds

Polygenic risk score no better at predicting psychosis outcomes than written reports, study finds

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a critical role in new action learning

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a critical role in new action learning