ophthalmologist

[of-thuhl-mol-uh-jist, -thuh-, -thal-, op-]
noun
a doctor of medicine specializing in ophthalmology.

Origin:
1825–35; ophthalmo- + -log(y) + -ist

eye doctor, ophthalmologist, optician, optometrist (see synonym study at eye doctor).


See eye doctor.
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ophthalmologist (ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst)
 
n
a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases

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Word Origin & History

ophthalmologist
1834, from Gk. ophthalmos "eye," originally "the seeing" (related to ops "eye," see optic) + -logia "study." Second element in Gk. ophthalmos may be related to thalamos "chamber," giving the whole a sense of "eye and eye socket." Ophthalmia "inflammation of the eye, conjunctivitis"
is attested from late 14c.
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ophthalmologist oph·thal·mol·o·gist (ŏf'thəl-mŏl'ə-jĭst, -thāl-, ŏp'-)
n.
A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.

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Example sentences
If you or your ped suspects strabismus, see a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Searching for her ophthalmologist husband, she uncovers a spooky government round-up.
My ophthalmologist had told me to come in if there were any significant changes.
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