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inflammation of all the eye structures or tissues.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Purulent inflammation of all layers of the eye.
[pan- + G. ophthalmos, eye]
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panophthalmitisInflammation involving all the tissues of the eyeball. Panophthalmitis usually ends in blindness.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Acute inflammation of the eyeball involving all its structures and extending into the orbit. The disease develops very rapidly. The eyelids are red and swollen and there is severe chemosis of the conjunctiva. The cornea is often a whitish mass of necrotic tissue and there may be severe ocular pain. See endophthalmitis.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann