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OPHTHALMOLOGY (Gr. 6 Oakµbs, eye)

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 129 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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OPHTHALMOLOGY (Gr. 6 Oakµbs, eye), the science of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the eye (see EYE and VISION). From the same Greek word come numerous other derivatives: e.g. ophthalmia, the general name for conjunctival inflammations (see Eye diseases, under EYE) ; and the instruments ophthalmometer and ophthalmoscope (see VISION).
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