[ UK /ɒfθˈælmi‍ə/ ]
  1. severe conjunctivitis
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How To Use ophthalmia In A Sentence

  • This product has lost most of its vitamins A and D, which are needed to ward off xerophthalmia (an eye disease) and rickets.
  • Measles increases the con-sumption of vitamin A and often precipitates xerophthalmia. Chapter 13
  • Lack of Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency can lead to dry-eye disease (xerophthalmia), night-blindness and eventually complete blindness. Chapter 4
  • Mr. Bowman informs me that in the excessive photophobia, accompanying what is called scrofulous ophthalmia in children, when the light is so very painful that during weeks or months it is constantly excluded by the most forcible closure of the lids, he has often been struck on opening the lids by the paleness of the eye, -- not an unnatural paleness, but an absence of the redness that might have been expected when the surface is somewhat inflamed, as is then usually the case; and this paleness he is inclined to attribute to the forcible closure of the eyelids. The expression of the emotions in man and animals
  • SOCRATES: Take the case of any bodily affection: -- a man may have the complaint in his eyes which is called ophthalmia? Gorgias
  • Too few proteins lead to night blindness, perifollicular hyperkeratosis, xerophthalmia, keratomolacia, increased morbidity and mortality in young children.
  • People deficient in retinoids suffer night blindness and dryness of the eyes (xerophthalmia). The Antioxidant Health Plan
  • A guide to their use in the treatment and prevention of vitamin A deficiency and xerophthalmia.
  • ‘Dry eyes’ (xerophthalmia, or nutritional blindness) is the most common cause of child blindness. 1) Head Control and Use of Senses
  • 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. Livescience.com
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