Ophthalmia

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

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

For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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