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ophthalmology

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

Definition of ophthalmology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
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.

Derivatives

ophthalmological

1
Pronunciation: /-məˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
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.

ophthalmologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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