Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of science which deals with the eye, its anatomy and functions, in health and disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science which treats of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases

Etymologies

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From ophthalmo- + -logy.

Examples

  • All didactic teaching and clinical conferences in ophthalmology and plastic surgery are available to the oculoplastic fellow.

    Conference Schedules

  • "This technology is used in ophthalmology right now, but you can use this in kidney transplantations, too," said Jeremiah Wierwille, a PhD student in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland.

    Festival on the Mall challenges young and old to think scientifically

  • We also have the ability to refer patients to specialists in ophthalmology, urology, pain management and sleep when necessary.

    Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

  • "This technology is used in ophthalmology right now, but you can use this in kidney transplantations, too," said Jeremiah Wierwille, a PhD student in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland.

    Festival on the Mall challenges young and old to think scientifically

  • The following year, it began to be used as a local anesthetic in ophthalmology and dentistry, but it was Sigmund Freud who defended the “wonder drug” in the face of cautions in medical journals, praising it and prescribing it for a variety of ailments, ranging from sea-sickness to melancholia to ironically, rehabilitating morphine addicts.

    Eaters of Dreams | Edwardian Promenade

  • This detour, however, was by no means a disadvantage, as he learned, particularly in ophthalmology, to investigate and operate with precision.

    Walter Hess - Biography

  • a few months with our parents and to get another 6 month's training in ophthalmology, while I had to write up my PhD thesis and Peter Doherty was sweating to correct my offences to the

    Rolf M. Zinkernagel - Autobiography

  • WASHINGTON -- Specialties such as ophthalmology and surgery are not well served by the new

    MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • Department of Labor that indicates employment of medical assistants and technicians in fields such as ophthalmology ranks third on the list of the 30 Fastest-Growing Occupations in the U.S.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • The building also will be leased to specialists in areas such as ophthalmology, physical therapy, orthopedics, general surgery and podiatry.

    Dallas Business News - Local Dallas News | Dallas Business Journal

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  • So I spelled this word right for a quiz bowl competition, and the answer key had it spelled "opthalmology." Then the teachers running the competition refused to change the score. No one else contested the answer key because no one else knew how to spell ophthalmology. Please, people. Don't be like my school. Ophthalmos. Logos. Seriously, it's not that hard.

    February 28, 2007

  • If there's anything worse than ignorance, it's stubborn ignorance.

    February 28, 2007

  • Having worked in the "eye biz" for longer than I care to think about, I have this spelling memorized. I shall do my best to proselytize.

    February 28, 2007