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ophthalmology

 [of″thal-mol´ŏ-je]
the branch of health science dealing with the eye, including its anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other aspects. adj., adj ophthalmolog´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

oph·thal·mol·o·gy

(of'thal-mol'ŏ-jē), Avoid the misspellings opthalmology, ophthamology, or opthamology.
The medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases, and refractive errors.
[ophthalmo- + G. logos, study]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ophthalmology

(ŏf′thəl-mŏl′ə-jē, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye.

oph·thal′mo·log′ic (-thăl′mə-lŏj′ĭk), oph·thal′mo·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
oph·thal′mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

oph·thal·mol·o·gy

(of'thăl-mol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases, and refractive errors.
[ophthalmo- + G. logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ophthalmology

The combined medical and surgical speciality concerned with the eye and its disorders. The practice of ophthalmology involves a mastery of ophthalmic optics, of the structure, function and diseases of the eyes, of the associated neurological systems concerned with vision, of the range of general conditions that affect the eyes and of the microsurgical skills and techniques used in the treatment of many ophthalmic conditions.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Ophthalmology

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ophthalmology 

Part of medical science concerned with the medical and surgical care of the eye and its appendages.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

oph·thal·mol·o·gy

(of'thăl-mol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with the eye, its diseases, and refractive errors.
[ophthalmo- + G. logos, study]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about ophthalmology

Q. What kind of Doctor is an Ophthalmologist? My 7 year old daughter has been referred by her GP to an Ophthalmologist. What kind of Doctor is it?

A. An Ophthalmologist is a Doctor who specializes in Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology, is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases and surgery of the visual pathways, including the eye, brain, and areas surrounding the eye.

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Derrick P Smit, MB ChB, Dip Ophth, MMed (Ophth), FC Ophth (SA)
Louise O'Toole MMed Sci, FRCSI(Ophth) MRCOphth FEBO is a consultant medical ophthalmologist in the Mater Private Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin.
Louise O'Toole MMed Sci, FRCSI(Ophth) MRCOphth, FEBO is a consultant medical ophthalmologist in the Mater Private Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin.
Department of Private Law, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Rita-Marie Jansen, BSocSc (Hons) Nursing, BIur, LLB, LLM, LLD (UFS) Bloemfontein Eye Centre, Hospital Park, Bloemfontein Chris Gouws, MB ChB, MMed Ophth, FCS Ophth (SA)
Louise O'Toole FRCSI(Ophth), MRCOphth, MMedSci FEBO