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 Sherry’s late husband, Henry, was an ophthalmologist who’d gone to high school at tony Sidwell Friends and medical school at Johns Hopkins. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Washington, the capital city that’s always been a country outpost," 17 Sep. 2019 Now After two years of worsening eyesight and eventual blindness, the boy was referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist. Time, "A Teen Boy's Diet of Fries and Sausage Led to Blindness, According to a New Case Study," 3 Sep. 2019 The new law allows optometrists to perform several procedures that currently only ophthalmologists can perform, including injections around the eye, removing lesions from the eyelids and certain laser eye surgeries. Washington Post, "Group sues over rejection of eye law referendum effort," 16 Aug. 2019 Suzann Pershing, an ophthalmologist at Stanford University School of Medicine, conducted a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology that found an association between poor vision and lower cognitive ability in older populations. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, "Canada has an excellent health care plan. Bernie Sanders’s might be even better," 31 July 2019 In the garage clinic, a veterinary ophthalmologist from Indianapolis, Heidi Klein, was stitching Kryxis' eyelid together after removing a triangular section that was missing the dark rim elsewhere. oregonlive.com, "The trouble with tigers in America," 13 July 2019 The exhibit is the idea of Dr. John Lee, a local ophthalmologist. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "AI Needs Your Data—and You Should Get Paid for It," 8 Aug. 2019 The 46-year-old guard suffered nasal and orbital fractures that required plastic surgery and an ophthalmologist, prosecutors said shortly after the incident. Brian L. Cox, chicagotribune.com, "Army vet charged in beating of security guard that was caught on viral video is back in court this week after plea deal falls through," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of ophthalmologist

1834, in the meaning defined above

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5 Nov 2019

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The first known use of ophthalmologist was in 1834

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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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