Ophthalmology

Books about ophthalmology:

Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text, 3e
Clinical Anatomy of the Eye Ophthalmology: An Illustrated Colour Text, 3e

Ophthalmology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the human eye and associated parts of the visual system.


Associated Terms:

  • A medical specialist in the field of ophthalmology (diagnosing and treating disorders of the eyes and associated visual system) is called an ophthalmologist.
    This is not to be confused with an optician:

    There are two types of opticians, specifically
    • Dispensing opticians make and fit spectacles.
    • Ophthalmic opticians, also known as optometrists, can both test people to determine the most appropriate spectacles or contact lenses, and also dispense them.
  • The adjective used to refer to ophtalmology is ophthalmological.


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