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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.

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]

ophthalmology

/oph·thal·mol·o·gy/ (of″thal-mol´ah-je) the branch of medicine dealing with the eye, including its anatomy, physiology, and pathology.ophthalmolog´ic

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.

ophthalmology (ophth)

[of′thalmol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, ophthalmos + logos, science
the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the physiology, anatomy, and pathology of the eye and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. ophthalmologic, ophthalmological, adj.

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]

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.

Ophthalmology

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.

ophthalmology 

Part of medical science concerned with the medical and surgical care of the eye and its appendages.

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]

ophthalmology (of´thəlmol´əjē),

n the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the physiology, anatomy, and pathology of the eye and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye.

ophthalmology

that branch of veterinary medicine dealing with the eye, its anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc.

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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Some of these countries maybe have one ophthalmologist for every million people and they tend to see patients able to pay them,'' said Colvard.
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Still, some ophthalmologists caution that the procedure is not all it is cracked up to be and note that there are no studies of its effect on a patient's vision beyond three years.
The problem with wearing soft lenses overnight -- disposable or not -- is that none allows the full amount of oxygen to reach the cornea and keep it from swelling," notes Houston ophthalmologist James E.
The good news is that with early detection through a vision screening and subsequent treatment, most children can have improved vision and avoid blindness," said pediatric ophthalmologist Christie Morse, MD, president of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
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