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 for ophthalmia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ophthalmia \Oph*thal"mi*a\ ([o^]f*th[a^]l"m[i^]*[.a]), n. [F.
     ophthalmie, L. ophthalmia, fr. Gr. 'ofqalmi`a, fr. 'ofqalmo`s
     the eye, akin to E. optic. See Optic.] (Med.)
     An inflammation of the membranes or coats of the eye or of
     the eyeball.
     Syn: ophthalmitis.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: severe conjunctivitis [syn: ophthalmia, ophthalmitis]

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