Definition of ophthalmoplegia in English:

ophthalmoplegia

Syllabification: oph·thal·mo·ple·gia
Pronunciation: /äfˌTHalməˈplēj(ē)ə
 
/

noun

Medicine
  • Paralysis of the muscles within or surrounding the eye.
    More example sentences
    • Chronic alcoholics are at risk of Wernicke's encephalopathy, in which delirium becomes complicated by ataxia and ophthalmoplegia.
    • The patient was observed until approximately 20 months later, when he developed new complaints of a 4.5-kg weight loss, bone and joint pain, and ophthalmoplegia.
    • This is the first time that such a damaged enzyme - a DNA synthesis enzyme - has been shown to play a role in a degenerative disease, in this case a condition called progressive external ophthalmoplegia.

Derivatives

ophthalmoplegic

Pronunciation: /-ˈplējik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine headache that is felt around the eye.

More definitions of ophthalmoplegia

Definition of ophthalmoplegia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space