ophthalmia


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oph·thal·mi·a

 (ŏf-thăl′mē-ə, ŏp-)
n.
Inflammation of the eye, especially of the conjunctiva.

[Middle English obtalmia, from Old French obtalmie and Medieval Latin obtalmia, both from Late Latin ophthalmia, from Greek ophthalmiā, from ophthalmos, eye; see ophthalmo-.]

ophthalmia

(ɒfˈθælmɪə)
n
(Medicine) inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek, from ophthalmos eye; see optic]

oph•thal•mi•a

(ɒfˈθæl mi ə, ɒp-)

n.
inflammation of the eye, esp. of its membranes or external structures.
[1350–1400; Middle English obtalmia < Medieval Latin ophthalmia, Late Latin < Greek ophthalmía=ophthalm(ós) eye + -ia -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ophthalmia - severe conjunctivitis
ophthalmia neonatorum - ophthalmia in newborns; contracted while passing through the birth canal; usually prevented with silver nitrate drops
conjunctivitis, pinkeye - inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
Translations

ophthalmia

[ɒfˈθælmɪə] Noftalmía f

ophthalmia

[ɒfˈθælmɪə] noftalmia

oph·thal·mi·a

n. oftalmía.
1. conjuntivitis severa;
2. infl. interna del ojo.
References in classic literature ?
Then Deesa would look at his feet and examine his eyes, and turn up the fringes of his mighty ears in case of sores or budding ophthalmia.
And you admit that every thing has a good and also an evil; as ophthalmia is the evil of the eyes and disease of the whole body; as mildew is of corn, and rot of timber, or rust of copper and iron: in everything, or in almost everything, there is an inherent evil and disease?
Hence it is very important to exclude uveitis, ocular lymphoma, sympathetic ophthalmia etc.
The major preventable causes of childhood blindness are vitamin A deficiency, measles, ophthalmia neonatorum, and the harmful use of traditional eye care methods.
Other skin lesions found were petechiae (1), purpura (1), sclerema (1), loss of subcutaneous fat (1), hypospadiasis (1), generalized edema (1), ophthalmia neonatorum (1), micrognathia (2), lentigines (1), simian crease (2), umbilical hernia (1), prominent veins (1), hairy pinna (1), hydrocele (1), phimosis (1), insect bite (1), cleft lip and cleft palate (1) , cellulitis (1), scrotal dermatitis (1), triangular face (1).
1) After contracting ophthalmia while attending to the enslaved on a ship and becoming blind in the 1770s, Rushton spent the rest of his life as a journalist and writer advocating republican and abolitionist beliefs, and agitating for sailors' rights and Irish autonomy.
Brockman Mining has reported the results of a study evaluating the potential for it to build an independent railway to connect its Marillana iron ore project, and later its Ophthalmia iron ore project, in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia to Port Hedland.
Sympathetic ophthalmia and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome.
His right eye, according to doctors, is likely to lose the vision due to sympathetic ophthalmia.
1%) in the first setting to prevent sympathetic ophthalmia.
Ophthalmia, an inflammatory disease of the eye causing blindness, was a common affliction aboard slave ships, both among the blacks and their captors.
6) The disease process is believed to be similar to that of sympathetic ophthalmia.