Ophthalmology

Shinobou Ishihara’s tests for color deficiency remain the standard after 100 years.

Experts weigh in on the promise of curing blindness and hospital readiness after mass casualty events.

Stem cells, gene therapy and devices that can beam images directly into the brain offer new hope to those without sight.

Another possible disruptor of our circadian clock: aging eyes that admit less light.

When the retina fails, the body’s window on the world slams shut. These futuristic treatments may pry it open again.

These glasses offer a low-tech, low-cost, no-doctor solution for poor eyesight.

When the author’s macular degeneration worsened, physicians offered cold facts, not help. She had to find her own answers.

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.