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 Visitors are invited to lay a virtual chrysanthemum at a wall of martyrs that includes Li Wenliang, the ophthalmologist at a Wuhan hospital whose death from the virus led to nationwide mourning. New York Times, "A Year After Wuhan, China Tells a Tale of Triumph (and No Mistakes)," 10 Jan. 2021 The authorities are particularly sensitive about efforts to pay homage to Dr. Li, the Wuhan ophthalmologist whose death prompted rare calls for freedom of speech in China. New York Times, "A Year After Wuhan, China Tells a Tale of Triumph (and No Mistakes)," 10 Jan. 2021 Anyone who takes medication for pain benefits from the rules the FDA set based on Beaver’s guidelines for those early drug safety and efficacy trials, said his younger daughter, Hilary A. Beaver, a Houston ophthalmologist. Washington Post, "William Beaver, groundbreaking painkiller researcher who drafted the initial rules for FDA clinical drug trials, dies of covid complications," 31 Dec. 2020 Her husband, Craig Roberts, an ophthalmologist and cosmetic eye surgeon, provided expertise on skin. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Flori Roberts Created a Cosmetics Line for Dark Skin," 22 Dec. 2020 In it, a group of researchers led by Patrick Yu-Wai-Man, an ophthalmologist at Cambridge University, investigated a promising new genetic therapy for a hereditary form of blindness. The Economist, "A failed study shows a promising treatment for blindness," 12 Dec. 2020 Today, an ophthalmologist’s office offers much more, according to Dr. William Wiley of the Cleveland Eye Clinic, which has opened its eighth location, this one in Avon. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Cleveland Eye Clinic opens 8th location, in Avon," 8 Dec. 2020 Mitch, an ophthalmologist, was asked to join the board of directors for Orlando Opera. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Mother’s story becomes a way to help singers," 1 Dec. 2020 Todaro, whom Rigano met via Twitter, was a former ophthalmologist turned professional bitcoin investor. Adam Rogers, Wired, "The Strange and Twisted Tale of Hydroxychloroquine," 11 Nov. 2020

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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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10 Feb 2021

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“Ophthalmologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmologist. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ophthalmologist

medical : a doctor who studies and treats problems and diseases of the eye


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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