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ophthalmologist

 [of″thal-mol´ŏ-jist]
a physician who specializes in diagnosing and prescribing treatment for defects, injuries, and diseases of the eye, and is skilled at delicate eye surgery, such as that required to remove cataracts; called also oculist.

oph·thal·mol·o·gist

(of'thal-mol'ŏ-jist), Do not confuse this word with optician or optometrist.
A specialist in ophthalmology.
Synonym(s): oculist

ophthalmologist

/oph·thal·mol·o·gist/ (of″thal-mol´ah-jist) a physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

ophthalmologist

(ŏf′thəl-mŏl′ə-jĭst, -thăl-, ŏp′-)
n.
A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

ophthalmologist

[of′thalmol′əjist]
a physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

oph·thal·mol·o·gist

(of'thăl-mol'ŏ-jist)
A medical specialist in ophthalmology who treats diseases of the eye medically and surgically.
Synonym(s): oculist.

ophthalmologist

A doctor who specializes in OPHTHALMOLOGY.

Ophthalmologist

A medical doctor specializing in eye care who is generally, but not necessarily, an eye surgeon.

ophthalmologist 

A medical specialist who practises ophthalmology. Syn. oculist (this term is rarely used nowadays); ophthalmic surgeon.

ophthalmologist

a veterinarian who specializes in diagnosing and prescribing treatment for defects, injuries and diseases of the eye, and is skilled at delicate eye surgery, such as that required to remove cataracts. Called also eye specialist.

Patient discussion about ophthalmologist

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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