Ofthalmo is a red variety cultivated in small quantities along length and breadth of the entire Cypriot vineyard, but predominately in certain communities of the Pitsilia region, such as Agros, and Ayios Theodoros, and in the Paphos area, mainly at Kelokedara, Fyti and Letymbou.

Without irrigation, it produces wines suitable for ageing, with a satisfactory to very satisfactory colour, a distinctive and relatively intense aroma and very low acidity. The main area yielding the best quality results is Pitsillia.