The term opthalmitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the eye.
(The suffix -itis usually indicates "inflammation" of the preceding anatomical part of the body, and the prefix ophthal- refers to the eye.)
However, more specific terms are often used in order to refer to the specific part of the eye that is inflammed.
See for example:
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).
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- 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.