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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.
'Switching on' Sight using Gene Therapy

'Switching on' Sight using Gene Therapy

Study uncovers new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

Study uncovers new gene variants that may cause inherited retinal dystrophies

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Study identifies protein complex that confers neuroprotection against HSV-1 infection

Research provides new insights into growth hormone receptor gene's evolutionary history

Research provides new insights into growth hormone receptor gene's evolutionary history

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Old habit-controlling neurons may also play a key role in learning new tricks

Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma

Consuming large amounts of daily caffeine may increase the risk of glaucoma

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Study reveals genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome

Study reveals genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome

Study identifies new biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma

Study identifies new biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma

Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms

Key protein regulates cells’ innate defense mechanisms

Alzheimer’s proteins linked to age-related vision loss

Alzheimer’s proteins linked to age-related vision loss

Multidisciplinary approaches for data management in omics research

Multidisciplinary approaches for data management in omics research

Study demonstrates drug repurposing can be used to treat genetic diseases

Study demonstrates drug repurposing can be used to treat genetic diseases

Researchers discover genetic factors underlying diabetic retinopathy

Researchers discover genetic factors underlying diabetic retinopathy

Treatment using immune system T cells preserves vision of mice with retinoblastoma

Treatment using immune system T cells preserves vision of mice with retinoblastoma

Biomarker for diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases identified in the eye

Biomarker for diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases identified in the eye

New insight into how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain night vision

New insight into how people with retinal degenerative disease can maintain night vision

Gene therapy to the inner retina prevents blindness in Cln3-deficient mice

Gene therapy to the inner retina prevents blindness in Cln3-deficient mice

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

New startup launched to overcome the challenge of delivering next-generation therapeutics

New startup launched to overcome the challenge of delivering next-generation therapeutics