oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gist | \ ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jist How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio) , ˌäp-, -ˌthal- \

Definition of ophthalmologist

: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology — compare optician, optometrist

Examples of ophthalmologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her grandmother, Olena Shevchun, 60, is an ophthalmologist who taught her poetry on walks through their favorite parks. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 Rand Paul, Anthony Fauci foe and Covid skeptic, is a licensed ophthalmologist. The New Republic, 31 Dec. 2021 In other business, the board also granted a medical license to a pediatric ophthalmologist who has completed all of the requirements except a two-year graduate medical education program. Lisa Backus, courant.com, 15 Mar. 2022 Spencer Rogers, now an ophthalmologist — in the Salt Lake Temple. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Apr. 2022 However, the retina is one place where brain blood vessels can be directly seen, and an ophthalmologist can see findings indicative of small vessel disease. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 The roots of anti-Fauci campaign rhetoric can be traced to Washington, where Dr. Fauci has clashed repeatedly with two Republican senators who are also doctors: Mr. Paul, an ophthalmologist, and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas, an obstetrician. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2022 Bully the ophthalmologist into giving you a prescription, or two. Maeve Higgins, The New Yorker, 24 Feb. 2022 According to Maturi, the condition can be treated with a visit to your ophthalmologist and a corrective lens prescription. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of ophthalmologist

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ophthalmologist

ophthalmology + -ist entry 1

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17 May 2022

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“Ophthalmologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmologist. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for ophthalmologist


oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gist | \ ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio) , ˌäp- How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio) , -ˌthal- \

Medical Definition of ophthalmologist

: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology — compare optician sense 2, optometrist


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