News tagged with ophthalmology
(Medical Xpress)—Exposure to sunshine as a small child is crucial to the development of a healthy eye according to results of long-term myopia study conducted by University of Sydney researchers.
Ophthalmology May 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. Roberto Pineda II, M.D., Director of the Refractive Surgery Service ...
Ophthalmology May 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements commonly recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of vision loss among older Americans, ...
Ophthalmology May 06, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Senior drivers who always take a pet in the car are at increased risk for being involved in a motor vehicle collision, said University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers. In a study published in Accident An ...
Health May 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Rates of surgery to correct childhood squint in England have tumbled over the past 50 years, finds research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Ophthalmology Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A simple in-home training program for caregivers can give children of AIDS patients a better shot at prosperity by improving their early-childhood development, according to a study led by a Michigan State ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) continues to be the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States for people over age 65, according to a study recently published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the ...
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study.
Ophthalmology Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), complications are common, but are generally mild and self-limiting, according to a study published online Feb. ...
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
New findings from a landmark clinical trial show that although certain gene variants may predict whether a person is likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a potentially blinding eye disease that afflicts ...
Ophthalmology Feb 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional organization for pediatric eye care, has revised its guidelines for automated preschool vision screening ...
Ophthalmology Feb 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—For patients with vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), the probability of vitrectomy within 16 weeks after intravitreal injections of ranibizumab or saline is lower ...
Ophthalmology Feb 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New research in Nature concludes the eye – which depends on light to see – also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy.
Ophthalmology Jan 16, 2013 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—If you plan to pop a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine over the holidays, make sure you do it safely, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
Health Dec 30, 2012 | 1.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists.
The word ophthalmology comes from the Greek roots ophthalmos meaning eye and logos meaning word, thought, or discourse; ophthalmology literally means "the science of eyes". As a discipline, it applies to animal eyes also, since the differences from human practice are surprisingly minor and are related mainly to differences in anatomy or prevalence, not differences in disease processes. However, veterinary medicine is regulated separately in many countries and states/provinces resulting in few ophthalmologists treating both humans and animals.
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