[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jee, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
- the branch of medical science dealing with the anatomy, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Origin of ophthalmology
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Examples from the Web for ophthalmology
Back in the 1990s, he ran afoul of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), the certifying organization for his specialty.Rand Paul and the Certification Racket
August 11, 2014
Rebecca wanted to be an ophthalmology technician because “she enjoyed correcting visions and the end result.”Mogul Mansion Mystery Deepens
July 27, 2011
Rather, he organized his own certifying program for ophthalmology based right there in his hometown of Bowling Green.The Biggest Rand Paul Outrage Yet
June 15, 2010
With regard to ophthalmology the older history has always been thoroughly appreciated.Medieval Medicine
James J. (James Joseph) Walsh
The study of the diseases of the eye has greatly developed another specialty during the century, viz., ophthalmology.
In the Hospital proper, there are mens and womens wards for surgery, medicine, ophthalmology and gyncology.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)
William Henry Atherton
In fact it is hardly possible to over-estimate its value in ophthalmology.
- the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
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Word Origin and History for ophthalmology
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ophthalmology(ŏf′thəl-mŏl′ə-jē, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
- The branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.
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- The scientific study of the eye, its diseases, and their treatment.
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The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the eye.
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