ophthalmologist

noun

oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gist ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jist How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio)
ˌäp-,
-ˌthal- How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio)
: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology compare optician, optometrist

Examples of ophthalmologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures of eye diseases and vision disorders. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 2 Feb. 2024 And in 1977, Renée Richards, the ophthalmologist and tennis player, won a court order to play in the women’s division at the U.S. Open. Penelope Green, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2023 Even a sliver of the sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to potentially permanently scorch your retinas, according to ophthalmologists. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 2 Oct. 2023 Paul, a former ophthalmologist, made the comments in an appearance on WABC 770 AM’s The Cats Roundtable while rehashing his differences with Fauci on the pandemic’s origins and the latter’s transparency with Congress. Emily Jacobs, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2024 Without a permanent ophthalmologist in the public hospital, patients seeking care were sent away until a specialist from Kampala, the country’s capital, could visit and offer eye care. Sophie Neiman, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Jan. 2024 In light of your many years of practice as an ophthalmologist, does this claim jibe with your own clinical experience? . . . Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 An ophthalmologist or eye doctor will need to remove any stingers and assess the injury. Michael Menna, Verywell Health, 9 Oct. 2023 The researchers examined Medicare Part B data that encompassed nearly 21,600 ophthalmologists who accepted money from Roche and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which sell the pricier eye treatments. Ed Silverman, STAT, 28 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ophthalmologist was in 1834

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Cite this Entry

“Ophthalmologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmologist. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ophthalmologist

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gist ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio)
ˌäp-,
-ˌthal-
: a physician specializing in ophthalmology compare optician sense 2, optometrist

Medical Definition

ophthalmologist

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gist ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio) ˌäp- How to pronounce ophthalmologist (audio)
-ˌthal-
: a physician who specializes in ophthalmology compare optician sense 2, optometrist
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