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English definition of “ophthalmology”

ophthalmology

noun [U] uk   /ˌɒf.θælˈmɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /ˌɑːf.θælˈmɑː.lə-/
the scientific study of eyes and their diseases Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasersMedical studies and the people who study them
(Definition of ophthalmology from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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