[of-thuh l-mol-uh-jist, -thuh-, -thal-, op-] /ˌɒf θəlˈmɒl ə dʒɪst, -θə-, -θæl-, ˌɒp-/

a doctor of medicine specializing in .
a medical practitioner specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases

1834; see ophthalmology + -ist.

ophthalmologist oph·thal·mol·o·gist (ŏf’thəl-mŏl’ə-jĭst, -thāl-, ŏp’-)
A physician who specializes in ophthalmology.


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