Definitions for ophthalmologyˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒi, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
oph•thal•mol•o•gyˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒi, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp-(n.)
the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Origin of ophthalmology:
oph•thal`mo•log′i•cal-məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl(adj.)
the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
The anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A surgical specialty concerned with the structure and function of the eye and the medical and surgical treatment of its defects and diseases.
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