Definition of Ophthalmia

1. Noun. Severe conjunctivitis.

Exact synonyms: Ophthalmitis
Specialized synonyms: Ophthalmia Neonatorum
Generic synonyms: Conjunctivitis, Pinkeye

Definition of Ophthalmia

1. n. An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the eye or of the eyeball.

Definition of Ophthalmia

1. Noun. ophthalmitis ¹

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Definition of Ophthalmia

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Medical Definition of Ophthalmia

1. An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the eye or of the eyeball. Origin: F. Ophthalmie, L. Ophthalmia, fr. Gr, fr. The eye, akin to E. Optic. See Optic. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ophthalmia

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

Literary usage of Ophthalmia

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The general treatment necessary for the general disease answers for that of the ophthalmia. Tonics may be necessary to promote convalescence. to ophthalmia, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1866)
"M. Guépin, of Nantes, believes that reflex ophthalmia would be a preferable appellation for this affection. He states that in the early period of his career ..."

3. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic Delivered at King's by Thomas Watson, David Francis Condie (1855)
"WHEN we last met, I spoke of catarrhal ophthalmia, i. P., a mild and common form of inflammation of the conjunctiva, resulting from atmospheric influences. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Purulent ophthalmia even in its milder forms requires prompt and decided treatment, both because the disease may at any time suddenly assume a violent and ..."

5. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"18. ophthalmia ab ungue, Sauv. fp. 19. ophthalmia a cornez ... which authors have invented in the ophthalmia, it is evident, that by far the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells, Charles Stedman Bull (1880)
"It is more frequently met with in chronic ophthalmia. It is an interesting circumstance, that if the cornea has been suffering from pannus before the attack ..."

7. A Treatise on the venereal disease by John Hunter, Ph. Ricord, Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1853)
"Gonorrhœal ophthalmia appears under two distinct forms ; both of which, careful observation forces us to admit, though each in turn has been denied by ..."

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