Definition of ophthalmology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäfTHə(l)ˈmäləjē/
Pronunciation: /ˌäpTHə(l)ˈmäləjē/


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.



Pronunciation: /ˌäpTHəlməˈläjəkəl/ Pronunciation: /ˌäfTHəlməˈläjəkəl/
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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Syllabification: oph·thal·mol·o·gy

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