Definition of Ophthalmic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the eye. "Ophthalmic defect"

Partainyms: Eye

2. Adjective. Of or relating to ophthalmology. "Ophthalmic surgery"
Partainyms: Ophthalmology

Definition of Ophthalmic

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the eye; ocular; as the ophthalmic, or orbitonasal, nerve, a division of the trigeminal, which gives branches to the lachrymal gland, eyelids, nose, and forehead.

Definition of Ophthalmic

1. Adjective. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the eyes. ¹

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Definition of Ophthalmic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ophthalmic

1. Pertaining to the eye. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Ophthalmic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophthalmic

ophryospinal angle
ophthalmia eczematosa
ophthalmia neonatorum
ophthalmia nivalis
ophthalmia nodosa
ophthalmic (current term)
ophthalmic acid
ophthalmic artery
ophthalmic hyperthyroidism
ophthalmic nerve
ophthalmic ointment
ophthalmic plexus
ophthalmic solutions
ophthalmic vein
ophthalmic veins

Literary usage of Ophthalmic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The ophthalmic and superior maxillary consist exclusively of fibres derived ... The ophthalmic nerve is joined by filaments from the cavernous plexus of the ..."

2. A History of the Boston City Hospital from Its Foundation Until 1904 by Isabel Adams (Hampton) Robb, Boston City Hospital, David Williams Cheever, George Washington Gay, Amos Lawrence Mason, John Bapst Blake (1906)
"F. Wadsworth was also appointed ophthalmic surgeon and the service was divided. April, 1882, an assistant to the ophthalmic surgeons was appointed. ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"(AT ) The orbit is opened from the outer side and the dissection is similar to that for displaying the ophthalmic artery (fig. 239, p. ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"Os February 6, 1894, WHG, a thirty-eight years old brake- man, came to my ophthalmic clinic at the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. ..."

5. Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses: A Text-book of Geometrical Optics by James Powell Cocke Southall (1918)
"An ophthalmic prism is a thin glass prism, whose index of refraction is usually about 1.52, which is used to correct faulty tendencies and weaknesses of the ..."

6. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"ORIGIN OF THE ophthalmic ARTERY FROM THE MIDDLE MENINGEAL. ... significance to the varieties in the origin and distribution of the ophthalmic artery. ..."

7. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"On the death of the patient, an aneurism of the ophthalmic artery was discovered ... The ophthalmic vein was greatly enlarged, and obstructed near where it ..."

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