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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

/oc·u·list/ (ok´u-list) ophthalmologist.

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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It is essential constant informing of doctors of the general practice, otorinolaringologists, oculists, cardiologists, therapists and neurologists about modern approaches to diagnostics and treatment of patients with CCI.
An eye-surgical policlinic has been established at the Lands Hospital (Government's Hospital) where Cuban oculists offer free eye treatment, including eye-surgery, to locals with chronic eye illnesses such as cataract and glaucoma.
By 1896, nineteen cases had been documented and as Sachs noted, "Taking all these histories into account as they have been reported by a number of different observers, there can be no doubt that the cases described by the oculists [ophthalmologists] are identical with those seen by me, and they constitute a very definite family affection" due to the "occurrence of the affection in several members of the same family" (1896:700).
Address to the Italian Association of Cornea Donors and to Clinical Oculists and Legal Medical Practitioners, 14 May 1956).