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Word: oculist

Definition: physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes


Sentences Containing 'oculist'

He probably lived around the beginning of the 1st century, and was especially celebrated for his skill as an oculist. He was the author of the most influential ophthalmological work of antiquity, the "Ophthalmicus", on diseases of the eye, which appears to have been still extant in the Middle Ages, but of which nothing now remains, although some extracts are preserved by AĆ«tius Amidenus, Paul of Aegina, Rufus of Ephesus, and other later writers.
The German oculist Burchard Mauchart provided an early description in a 1748 doctoral dissertation of a case of keratoconus, which he called "staphyloma diaphanum".

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