Definition of ophthalmology in English:


Line breaks: oph¦thal|mol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌɒfθalˈmɒlədʒi
, ˌɒpθalˈmɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
  • The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
    More example sentences
    • He entered St Mary's Hospital Medical School in 1933 and while there won prize exams in surgery, ophthalmology, and obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • Carmeda is conducting research in key sectors such as ophthalmology, orthopedics, and neurology.
    • Most of the work will be in orthopaedics and ophthalmology - specialties with the longest waiting lists.



Pronunciation: /-məˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
More example sentences
  • As an aside, the report does not indicate whether any underlying eye disease was fortuitously diagnosed by the ophthalmological referrals.
  • Full ophthalmological assessment can help narrow the differential diagnosis.
  • Scientists are learning more about how diabetes affects the cardiovascular, renal, nervous, and ophthalmological systems.


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  • Recently, doctors in various sub-specialties such as dermatologists, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, and even dentists are performing plastic surgery procedures.
  • Moore collaborates with cardiologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists and other health-care providers to care for repatriates.
  • Dr Deb Colville is a paediatric ophthalmologist at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

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