[of-thal-mee-uh, op-]
inflammation of the eye, especially of its membranes or external structures.

1350–1400; < Late Latin < Greek ophthalmía, equivalent to ophthalm(ós) eye + -ia -ia; replacing Middle English obtalmia < Medieval Latin, Late Latin as above

ophthalmiac [of-thal-mee-ak, op-] , noun
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ophthalmia (ɒfˈθælmɪə)
inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from ophthalmos eye; see optic]

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ophthalmia oph·thal·mi·a (ŏf-thāl'mē-ə, ŏp-)

  1. Severe, often purulent, conjunctivitis.

  2. Inflammation of the deep eye structures. Also called ophthalmitis.

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