Oph*thal"mic (?), a. [Gr. : cf. F. ophthalmique. See Ophthalmia.] Anat.
Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the eye; ocular; as the ophthalmic, or orbitonasal, nerve, a division of the trigeminal, which gives branches to the lachrymal gland, eyelids, nose, and forehead.
Ophthalmic region Zool., the space around the eyes.
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