- inflammation of the eye, often including the conjunctiva
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- Ophthalmologyinflammation of the eye, esp. of its membranes or external structures.
- Medieval Latin, Late Latin as above
- Greek ophthalmía, equivalent. to ophthalm(ós) eye + -ia -ia; replacing Middle English obtalmia
- Late Latin