Inflammation of the eye.
- Moorfields Eye Hospital was founded in London in 1805 to treat the ‘Egyptian ophthalmia’, a mixture of trachoma and purulent ophthalmitis brought back by British troops from Aboukir after their withdrawal from Egypt in 1803.
- Ophthalmitis is one inflammatory disorder of the eye and like you said, it isn't so serious.
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