[ bōōf-thălmē-ə ]


A disease of infancy marked by an increase of intraocular fluid and consequent enlargement of the eyeball.congenital glaucoma


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Example sentences from the Web for buphthalmia

  • In infancy and early youth (buphthalmia) the cornea may become uniformly enlarged and globular.