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

Other Words from ophthalmology

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

Examples of ophthalmology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baring is keeping the Lumenis aesthetics and ophthalmology businesses. Jon Chesto — Boston Globe, STAT, 5 Sep. 2021 Most recently, Singh worked at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio, as a staff physician at the Cole Eye Institute and professor of ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Cindy Kent, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Nov. 2021 The lens in the eye actually gets bigger with normal aging, Daniel Laroche, MD, director of glaucoma services and president of Advanced Eyecare of New York and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, tells Health. Amy Marturana Winderl, Health.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Guillermo Amescua, an expert in ophthalmology, warns UV lamp users to beware of photokeratitis. Laken Brooks, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Separately, the company is also poised to see steady growth for Eylea, an ophthalmology drug, and Dupixent, which is used to treat eczema and asthma. Trefis Team, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Paul is still licensed to practice ophthalmology in his home state of Kentucky. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2021 Kentucky Republican Rand Paul is, by training, a doctor of ophthalmology. Tara John, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 Baring is keeping the Lumenis aesthetics and ophthalmology businesses. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of ophthalmology

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ophthalmology

borrowed from German Ophthalmologie, from ophthalmo- ophthalmo- + -logie -logy

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“Ophthalmology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ophthalmology. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for ophthalmology

ophthalmology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ophthalmology

: 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 ophthalmology (audio) \ or ophthalmological \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio) \ adjective
ophthalmologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce ophthalmology (audio) \ adverb

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