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.
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3) In addition, only 2 cases of bilateral MRG have been reported in the literature, 1 case with bilateral gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum, (3) and another involving the optic nerves bilaterally and thought to be due to a congenital anomaly.
First, to our knowledge, the bilateral occurrence of such lesions is extremely rare with only 2 bilateral cases previously reported: 1 case with bilateral gonorrheal ophthalmia neonatorum, (3) and another involving the optic nerves bilaterally and thought to be due to a congenital anomaly.