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This article is about the branch of medicine that deals with eyes. For other uses, see Ophthalmology (disambiguation).
“Oculist” redirects here. For the secret society, see Oculist (secret society).
Eye examination with aid of a slit lamp.
System Eye
Significant diseases Blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma
Significant tests Visual field test, ophthalmoscopy
Specialist Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology (/ˌɒfθɑːlˈmɑːlədʒi/ or /ˌɒpθɑːlˈmɒlədʒi/)[1] is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.[2] An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are both surgical and medical specialists. A multitude of diseases and conditions can be diagnosed from the eye.

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