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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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ophthalmologyoph‧thal‧mol‧o‧gy /ˌɒfθælˈmɒlədʒi $ ˌɑːfθælˈmɑː-/ noun [uncountable] medical  MIthe study of the eyes and diseases that affect themophthalmologist noun [countable]
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ophthalmologyThe regional authority provided £40,000 for ophthalmology and £10,000 has been identified for general surgery.Whether human myopia can be arrested or reversed is the subject of some debate in ophthalmology.Brian Tighe discusses polymers in ophthalmology and Peter Marquis describes the application of high performance ceramics in bone and joint replacements.In Darlington's ophthalmology department alone Mr Milburn says there are 897 local people waiting for treatment.I am also pleased to inform my hon. Friend that ophthalmology waiting lists have fallen substantially during the past year.Jim Brydon, deputy unit manager, said the ophthalmology department was concentrating on reducing waiting times for patients needing inpatient treatment.Mr. Dorrell My hon. Friend is right to say that the ophthalmology specialty in Plymouth hospital has had excessive waiting lists.
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