ophthalmology

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy | \ ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio) , ˌäp-, -ˌthal-\

Definition of ophthalmology

: a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

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Other Words from ophthalmology

ophthalmologic \ ˌäf-​thə(l)-​mə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce ophthalmologic (audio) , ˌäp-​ , -​ˌthal-​ \ or ophthalmological \ ˌäf-​thə(l)-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce ophthalmological (audio) , ˌäp-​ , -​ˌthal-​ \ adjective
ophthalmologically \ ˌäf-​thə(l)-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ophthalmologically (audio) , ˌäp-​ , -​ˌthal-​ \ adverb

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In the 1980s, Bath joined in researching the use of lasers in ophthalmology. NBC News, "Cataract treatment inventor Dr. Patricia Bath dies at 76," 5 June 2019 The lead author, Dr. Denize Atan, a consultant senior lecturer in ophthalmology at the University of Bristol, said the mechanism is unknown but may have something to do with reduced exposure to natural daylight. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted?," 6 June 2018 Case report co-author Dr. Rony Sayegh, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, said he's never seen a case of sclera discoloration due to minocycline before. Rachael Rettner, Fox News, "Why did the whites of this man's eyes turn blue?," 19 Apr. 2018 Paul Yang, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University, checks Caspian’s eyes in July, two months before surgery there to improve his vision. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "High Hopes for a Gene Therapy Come With Fears Over Cost," 24 Sep. 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018 In June, the groom is to start an ophthalmology residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. New York Times, "Mythili Prabhu, Akhilesh Pathipati," 29 Apr. 2018 Its Medical Brain has unfurled AI systems for radiology, ophthalmology and cardiology. Mark Bergen, chicagotribune.com, "Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of ophthalmology

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ophthalmology was circa 1842

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ophthalmology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ophthalmology

medical : the study of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

ophthalmology

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy | \ -ˈmäl-ə-jē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio) \
plural ophthalmologies

Medical Definition of ophthalmology

: a branch of medical science dealing with the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye

Other Words from ophthalmology

ophthalmologic \ -​mə-​ˈläj-​ik How to pronounce ophthalmologic (audio) \ or ophthalmological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce ophthalmological (audio) \ adjective
ophthalmologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ophthalmologically (audio) \ adverb

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