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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.
New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

New system that uses AI accurately detects patients with diabetic retinopathy

Researchers find new therapy to prevent drug resistance for melanoma patients

Researchers find new therapy to prevent drug resistance for melanoma patients

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Hand-held ophthalmology probe can image photoreceptors in the eyes of infants

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Eye exam may one day help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s screening may one day be carried out using an eye exam

Alzheimer’s screening may one day be carried out using an eye exam

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