Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that concerns itself with the human eye.

Ophthalmologists not only deal with primary eye diseases such as cataracts and eye trauma but also with congenital eye defects and the eye manifestations of systemic diseases.

Oph`thal*mol"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. the eye + -logy: cf. F. ophthalmologie.]

The science which treats of the structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.

 

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