oph·​thal·​mic | \ äf-ˈthal-mik How to pronounce ophthalmic (audio) , äp- \

Definition of ophthalmic

1 : of, relating to, or situated near the eye
2 : supplying or draining the eye or structures in the region of the eye ophthalmic artery

Examples of ophthalmic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the authors note, 172 countries accounting for 3.5 billion people have no public ophthalmic data repository for researchers to draw from — data deserts that frequently also affect other fields of medicine. Katie Palmer, STAT, 9 Apr. 2022 Andrew is a veteran human resources leader and Chief Human Resources Officer at BVI, a leading global ophthalmic medical device manufacturer. Andrew Dawson, Forbes, 17 May 2021 As a result of her altruistic endeavor, Brooke came up with the idea of creating a PPE patient pack for surgeons and surgical centers looking to safely welcome patients back as lockdown protocols ease, giving our ophthalmic partners peace of mind. Andrew Dawson, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Then Butler returned to school to become an ophthalmic assistant. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2021 The answer could aid the development of treatments for dry eyes and other ophthalmic troubles in people. Katherine J. Wu New York Times, Star Tribune, 9 Sep. 2020 In Muskogee, where the family settled, his father was an optician who founded Coburn Optical Industries, which made ophthalmic equipment and eyeglass lenses. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2020 She was treated by ophthalmic surgeon Dana Robaei, who wrote about Lynch’s case in the May 2018 issue of the journal Ophthalmology. Sarah Klein, Health.com, 1 June 2018 John Bradley, 75, an ophthalmic surgeon who operated a private practice in Chevy Chase, Md., for about 35 years, died March 20 at a hospital in Washington. Washington Post, 17 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of ophthalmic

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ophthalmic

Middle English obtalmic "inflamed, produced by ophthalmia," borrowed from Late Latin ophthalmicus "of the eye" (Medieval Latin also obtalmicus, Latin opthalmicus as noun, "oculist"), borrowed from Greek ophthalmikós, from ophthalmós "eye" + -ikos -ic entry 1 — more at ophthalmo-

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10 Apr 2022

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“Ophthalmic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmic. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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oph·​thal·​mic | \ -mik How to pronounce ophthalmic (audio) \

Medical Definition of ophthalmic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or situated near the eye
2 : supplying or draining the eye or structures in the region of the eye



Medical Definition of ophthalmic (Entry 2 of 2)

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