photophthalmia

noun

phot·​oph·​thal·​mia ˌfōt-ˌäf-ˈthal-mē-ə, ˌfōt-ˌäp- How to pronounce photophthalmia (audio)
: inflammation of the eye and especially of the cornea and conjunctiva caused by exposure to light of short wavelength (as ultraviolet light)

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“Photophthalmia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/photophthalmia. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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