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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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So they were all in all to each other, and came and went, quite unconscious of the interest they exited in those about them, who watched with sympathetic eyes the strong sister and the feeble one, always together, as if they felt instinctively that a long separation was not far away.
I looked up at the windows of the Casa Doro, each with its different sculptured ornaments; I saw old palaces rich in marbles, saw all the wonders which a student beholds with the more sympathetic eyes because visible things take their color of his fancy, and the sight of realities cannot rob him of the glory of his dreams.
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His sympathetic eye here turns to characters making it through the hardships of everyday life.
In the director's unflinching but sympathetic eye there are unsettling similarities in the certitude of the parish priest and party official, each protecting their own, each failing to show sufficient compassion.
But a recent increase in films that cast a sympathetic eye on sex and love among the aging makes me wonder if Hollywood is getting it: boomers are still life- and love-embracing people--and we buy a lot of movie tickets.
attempts to make sense of the man behind the persona, exploring the psychological depths of Williams' life with a critical but sympathetic eye.
He witnessed the first Occupy Wall Street actions in Zuccotti Park and went on to turn his sympathetic eye on Occupy encampments in cities he visited throughout 2011 and 2012.
It's a magnificent building and has been transformed with a very sympathetic eye on its past.
Her approach in this book and in general is that of phenomenology, observing her characters closely and analyzing their lives and actions with a sympathetic eye.
I'm a bit unsure of the 'closeness' of that friend of his, but as you know the score, just keep a sympathetic eye on your brother and let him know you're there for him.
Yet during these difficult years, living in the Tejon region and later in Lone Pine, Independence, and Bishop in the Owens Valley east of the Sierra Nevada, Austin began to observe and write about the land and the people who lived there--Indians, miners, shepherds, farmers--with a perceptive and sympathetic eye.