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OPHTHALMOLOGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ophthalmology mean? 

OPHTHALMOLOGY (noun)
  The noun OPHTHALMOLOGY has 1 sense:

1. the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases

  Familiarity information: OPHTHALMOLOGY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPHTHALMOLOGY (noun)


Sense 1ophthalmology [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("ophthalmology" is a kind of...):

medical specialty; medicine (the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques)

Domain member category:

ametropia ((ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia)

emmetropia ((ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina)

myopia; nearsightedness; shortsightedness ((ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred)

astigmatism; astigmia ((ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea)

hypermetropic; hyperopic (abnormal ability to focus of distant objects)


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