Definition of ophthalmologist in English:

ophthalmologist

noun

  • A specialist in the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.

    • ‘The biggest blow when you have macular disease is when the ophthalmologist tells you they have gone as far as they can.’
    • ‘A study of 10 cases identified in a survey of NSW ophthalmologists found eye injuries affected surfers aged from nine to 71 years.’
    • ‘Ninety-nine of 229 patients consulted an ophthalmologist during therapy.’
    • ‘Ophthalmologists who visit villages are mostly community based and may not specialise in retina.’
    • ‘Go to an ophthalmologist every six months, keep your lenses clean.’
    • ‘Medical graduates in Australasia can train to be ophthalmologists in about four years.’
    • ‘I referred myself to three top ophthalmologists who all said, Oh, you've only got dry eyes.’
    • ‘The ophthalmologist or optometrist will determine when these tests are necessary.’
    • ‘Videoconferencing allows interaction between emergency room personnel and a consultant ophthalmologist.’
    • ‘Use eyedrops as needed: an ophthalmologist may need to be consulted for this.’

Pronunciation

ophthalmologist

/ɒfθalˈmɒlədʒɪst/