Ophthalmia is a general term that refers to "inflammation of the eye", and particularly the conjunctiva.
See the page about conjunctivitius for more information about inflammation of the conjunctiva specifically.
Sympathetic ophthalmia is another form of uveitis (inflammation of the eye) and can affect all parts of the uveal tract of the eyes. This condition is known to develop following some cases of trauma and, although more rarely, occasionally following some surgical producures on the eyes.
More about Ophthalmology:
This section includes short definitions
of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).
Other related pages include
- A diagram of the eye
- Definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye
- A concise description of the human retina
- Definitions of parts of the retina
- Clinical and surgical procedures re. eyes and human visual system
For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.