ophthalmology

noun
oph·​thal·​mol·​o·​gy | \ˌäf-thə(l)-ˈmä-lə-jē, 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, ˌäp-​, -​ˌthal-​ \ or ophthalmological \ˌäf-​thə(l)-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl, ˌäp-​, -​ˌthal-​ \ adjective
ophthalmologically \ˌäf-​thə(l)-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē, ˌäp-​, -​ˌthal-​ \ adverb

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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 Conjunctivitis is another possible cause of the eye-pain-and-redness double whammy, Anupama Anchala, M.D., an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Is When to See a Doctor About Eye Pain ASAP," 19 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 Our tele-ophthalmology mobile unit equipped with state-of-the art imaging devices, the nation’s first, travels to New York City’s underserved neighborhoods. Steven J. Corwin, Recode, "Let’s make telemedicine available to all," 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 \
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 \ or ophthalmological \-​i-​kəl \ adjective
ophthalmologically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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