ophthalmology
An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?
An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
USC to Fire Former Medical School Dean
Diana Kwon | Jul 24, 2017
Carmen Puliafito, once a renowned ophthalmologist and professor, engaged in illicit drug use and partied with prostitutes.
Giving the Gift of Sight
Giving the Gift of Sight
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
See global ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin describe his experiences performing cataract surgeries in Nepal and Africa.
New Structure Found in Human Cornea
New Structure Found in Human Cornea
Chris Palmer | Jun 14, 2013
The discovery of a thin, durable layer near the back of the cornea may lead to safer corneal surgeries.
Genes Get in Your Eye
Genes Get in Your Eye
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2013
Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.
Summit Science
Alison Snyder | Jun 20, 2011
Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.