Note that the meaning of this term should be obvious from its parts, i.e. "scler-" refers to the sclera of the eye, and "-ectomy" (whose origin is the Greek word meaning "act of cutting out") usually refers to the surgical removal or "cutting-out" of the specified body-part, component, or type of tissue.
More about Ophthalmology:
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of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
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- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Diseases and disorders of the human eye and the human visual system
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