An eye doctor. A physician practicing ophthalmology. An ophthalmologist is an M.D.
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oph·thal·mol·o·gist .äf-thə(l)-'mäl-ə-jəst, .äp-, -.thal- n a physician who specializes in ophthalmology compare OPTICIAN (2), OPTOMETRIST

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a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

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oph·thal·mol·o·gist (of″thəl-molґə-jist) a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases and defects of the eye and related structures.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ophthalmologist — UK [ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒɪst] / US [ˌɑpθælˈmɑlədʒɪst] / US [ˌɑfθælˈmɑlədʒɪst] noun [countable] Word forms ophthalmologist : singular ophthalmologist plural ophthalmologists medical a doctor who is an expert in illnesses of the eyes and who can perform… …   English dictionary

  • ophthalmologist — See oculist. See oculist, optician, ophthalmologist, optometrist …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • ophthalmologist — [[t]ɒ̱fθælmɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] ophthalmologists N COUNT An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diseases and problems affecting people s eyes …   English dictionary

  • ophthalmologist — ophthalmology ► NOUN ▪ the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. DERIVATIVES ophthalmological adjective ophthalmologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • ophthalmologist — noun Date: 1834 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology compare optician, optometrist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ophthalmologist — /of theuhl mol euh jist, theuh , thal , op /, n. a doctor of medicine specializing in ophthalmology. [1825 35; OPHTHALMO + LOG(Y) + IST] Syn. See eye doctor. * * * …   Universalium

  • ophthalmologist — noun A medical doctor specializing in the eye: deficiencies of vision requiring correction, and diseases. Compare optometrist. Syn: eye doctor, eye MD, eye M.D …   Wiktionary

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