EYESALVE (Gr. kollourion). A preparation compounded of various ingredients used either by simple application or by reduction to a powder to be smeared on the eye (
EYESALVE (κολλούριον, G3141; variant in many MSS, κολλύριον). The word appears in the context of the address to the church at Laodicea (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A Phrygian powder mentioned by Galen, for which the medical school of Laodicea seems to have been famous (see Ramsay, The Letters to theof Asia), but the figurative reference is to the restoring of spiritual vision.