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- noun Inflammation of the eye, especially of the conjunctiva.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Ophthalmitis; especially, conjunctivitis.
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- noun (Med.) An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the eye or of the eyeball.
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- noun severe conjunctivitis
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
The absence of medical men does not seem to have affected their longevity, the disease they most suffer from being ophthalmia, which is brought on by the glare of the snow in the winter, and by the dust and heat in the summer months.
It is particularly rheumatic, catarrhal, erysipelatous, and œdematous ophthalmia, which is most rapidly, easily, and safely cured by Apis, no matter what part of the eye may be the seat of the disease.
Breaden and Godfrey were suffering agonies from "sandy blight," a sort of ophthalmia, which is made almost unbearable by the clouds of flies, the heat, the glare, and the dust.
SOCRATES: Take the case of any bodily affection: -- a man may have the complaint in his eyes which is called ophthalmia?
All the people of Damerghou are afflicted with ophthalmia, which is said to arise from the winds that prevail constantly over this open and unsheltered country.
Once in the patient's cornea, the hairs caused an inflammatory reaction called ophthalmia nodosa - a broad diagnosis covering the response of the eye to insect or vegetable material.
SOCRATES: And is every kind of ophthalmia a disease?
"plague," and are the great instrument of spreading the well-known ophthalmia, which is conveyed from one individual to another by these dreadful pests.
The testimony of Moses is confirmed by the reports of many modern writers, who tell us that, notwithstanding its equal temperature and sereneness, that country has some indigenous maladies which are very malignant, such as ophthalmia, dysentery, smallpox, and the plague.
The people were afflicted with snow blindness; a kind of ophthalmia occasioned by the reflection of the sun's rays in the spring.