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Related to oculist: ophthalmological
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.
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·gist(of'thal-mol'ŏ-jist), Do not confuse this word with optician or optometrist.
A specialist in ophthalmology.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
1. A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
2. An optometrist.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A medical specialist in ophthalmology who treats diseases of the eye medically and surgically.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
1. An OPHTHALMOLOGIST.
2. An ophthalmic OPTICIAN (optometrist).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
A medical specialist who practises ophthalmology. Syn. oculist (this term is rarely used nowadays); ophthalmic surgeon.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann