Words using the root, “ophthalm” are commonly misspelled. An example is “ophthalmology” with is commonly misspelled as “opthalmology” due to the way that most people pronounce the word.
By knowing the proper pronunciation of “ophthalm” you will not have a problem spelling it. The “ph” at the front of the word is pronounced the same as the “ph” in the word, “phone”.
The correct pronunciation for ophthalmology is AHF-thal-MOL-oh-gee. Once you learn to say it correctly, spelling it is not a problem.
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