Definition of ophthalmic in English:

ophthalmic

Line breaks: oph¦thal|mic
Pronunciation: /ɒfˈθalmɪk
 
, ɒpˈθalmɪk/

adjective

[attributive]
  • Relating to the eye and its diseases: an ophthalmic surgeon
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    • For 50 years Dr Magauran worked as an ophthalmic medical practitioner for a firm of opticians in Sutton and Epsom and also saw private patients in her home.
    • This text will be of interest primarily to veterinary ophthalmologists, ophthalmic pathologists, and ocular oncologists.
    • Now, there are only 5,000 optometrists, 15,000 ophthalmic surgeons and 25,000 opticians.

Origin

early 17th century: via Latin from Greek ophthalmikos, from ophthalmos 'eye'.

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