a severe inflammation of the eyeball or conjunctiva
Origin of ophthalmiaMiddle English obtalmia ; from Late Latin ophthalmia ; from Classical Greek ; from ophthalmos, the eye: see ophthalmo-
Inflammation of the eye, especially of the conjunctiva.
Origin of ophthalmiaMiddle English obtalmia, from Old French obtalmie and Medieval Latin obtalmia, both from Late Latin ophthalmia, from Greek ophthalmia, from ophthalmos, eye; see ophthalmo–.
(countable and uncountable, plural ophthalmias)