ocular

adjective
oc·u·lar | \ˈä-kyə-lər \

Definition of ocular 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : done or perceived by the eye ocular inspection

b : based on what has been seen ocular testimony

2a : of or relating to the eye ocular muscles

b : resembling an eye in form or function

ocular

noun

Definition of ocular (Entry 2 of 2)

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ocular

Synonyms: Adjective

optic, optical, visual

Antonyms: Adjective

nonvisual

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Examples of ocular in a Sentence

Adjective

recommends regular eye examinations for the early detection of such ocular diseases as glaucoma

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These drops can be bad news for your eyes, Tatevik Movsisyan, O.D., M.S., assistant clinical professor of advanced ocular care and primary care clinics at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Mistakes You're Making With Your Eyes," 4 Apr. 2018 The researchers also recorded activity from the ocular tectum, a brain area involved in basic visual processing in owls and many other vertebrates. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Owls See the World Much Like We Do," 3 July 2018 Of these, 32,000 aged between 40 and 69 had provided information pertinent to the study, namely ocular scans and relevant scores from cognitive tests. The Economist, "The eye's structure holds information about the health of the mind," 28 June 2018 Unfortunately, doctors don't know exactly what causes rosacea, and the same goes for ocular rosacea. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Tell If Your Bloodshot Eyes Are Actually Ocular Rosacea," 6 June 2018 The exact cause of ocular melanoma is still unknown. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Group of rare eye cancer cases baffles experts," 1 May 2018 Although ocular melanoma is the most common type of eye cancer, that doesn’t mean it’s widespread. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "What Is Ocular Melanoma? This Rare Eye Cancer Has Struck 36 Graduates of Auburn University," 1 May 2018 The mechanism behind ocular migraines isn’t 100 percent understood, but experts have their theories. Korin Miller, SELF, "Ocular Migraines Shouldn’t Exist, But They Do, So Here’s What to Know," 7 June 2018 There is currently no cure for ocular melanoma, and treatment typically involves the removal of the eye affected by the cancer. Emily Price, Fortune, "A Rare Eye Cancer Has Started to Appear in 2 States," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of ocular

Adjective

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Noun

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ocular

Adjective

Late Latin ocularis of eyes, from Latin oculus eye

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ocular

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ocular

: of or relating to the eye

ocular

adjective
oc·u·lar | \ˈä-kyə-lər \

Kids Definition of ocular

: of or relating to the eye or eyesight ocular diseases

ocular

adjective
oc·u·lar | \ˈäk-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of ocular 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the eye the ocular adnexa include the eyelids and the lacrimal glands

ocular

noun

Medical Definition of ocular (Entry 2 of 2)

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