noun. the medical specialty regarding the study of the eye and the identification and remediation of eye illness. A doctor who specializes in is referred to as an ophthalmologist.

OPHTHALMOLOGY: "I want to attend college and study ophthalmology."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OPHTHALMOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ophthalmology/ (accessed October 20, 2021).