Ophthalmic region
Ophthalmic Oph*thal"mic ([o^]f*th[a^]l"m[i^]k; 277), a. [Gr. 'ofqalmiko`s: 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. [1913 Webster]

{Ophthalmic region} (Zo["o]l.), the space around the eyes. [1913 Webster]


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