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ophthalmic (adj.)

c. 1600, "pertaining to or of use in treating ophthalmia;" by 1732 as "pertaining to the eye or eyeball;" from Latin ophthalmicus, from Greek ophthalmikos "of or for the eyes," from ophthalmos "eye" (see ophthalmo-). Middle English had obtalmik "caused by ophthalmia" (early 15c.).

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