purulent ophthalmia n.
Purulent conjunctivitis, usually of gonorrheal origin.
About thirty years ago a curious discovery in connection with purulent ophthalmia was made by Dr Loffler, a Prussian army surgeon.
I have had no opportunity of trying it in purulent ophthalmia; but I believe that in it also it would prove of service.
A decoction of the leaves is used for purulent ophthalmia in some parts of India and Mauritius.