Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology (/ˌɒfθælˈmɒləi/ or /ˌɒpθælˈmɒləi/)[1] is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit.[2]

An ophthalmologist is a person in medical and surgical eye disease. Ophthalmologists are allowed to medically treat eye disease, implement laser therapy, and perform incisional surgery when needed.[3]

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  1. "ophthalmology". Oxford Dictionary. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  2. "History of Ophthalmology". mrcophth. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  3. Farandos, NM; Yetisen, AK; Monteiro, MJ; Lowe, CR; Yun, SH (2014). "Contact Lens Sensors in Ocular Diagnostics". Advanced Healthcare Materials 4: 792–810. doi:10.1002/adhm.201400504. PMID 25400274. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adhm.201400504/abstract.