Definition: Ophthalmology is the specialty of treating conditions of the eye surgically. While ophthalmologists may perform routine eye exams and screens, like an optometrist, ophthalmologists are medical doctors and surgeons.
Also Known As: eye doctors, eye surgeons
Common Misspellings: opthamologist, opthemologist, opthemology, opthamology, opthalmology
Examples:The ophthalmologist performed the surgery to remove the cataract.