Ophthalmology

Rubber bullets, pepper spray rob vision

(HealthDay)—Last summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology condemned the use of rubber bullets as a law enforcement tactic for crowd control during protests that rocked the United States. The argument: rubber bullets ...

Pediatrics

Pediatric ophthalmologists hit hard financially by COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Pediatric ophthalmologists are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Your eyewear and COVID-19 safety

(HealthDay)—Coronavirus-related safety is crucial if you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, experts say.

Ophthalmology

Data may weigh on pros/Cons of expanded care optometry

(HealthDay)—More than three-quarters of residents living in states where optometrists have been granted expanded scope of practice live within an estimated travel time (ETT) of 30 minutes to the nearest ophthalmologist ...

Ophthalmology

Longer appointment times in clinic where trainees present

(HealthDay)—The presence of trainees in an outpatient ophthalmology clinic is associated with longer appointment times, even for appointments for which the trainee is not present, according to a study published online Nov. ...

Ophthalmology

'Eye freckles' may predict sun-related problems

(HealthDay)—Dark spots that appear on the iris—the colored part of the eye—aren't cancerous, but these "eye freckles" could signify other issues related to excessive sun exposure, researchers say.

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Ophthalmology

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[citation needed]. 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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