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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

oculist

(ŏk′yə-lĭst)
n.
1. A physician who treats diseases of the eyes; an ophthalmologist.
2. An optometrist.

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.

oculist

2. An ophthalmic OPTICIAN (optometrist).

ophthalmologist 

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