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Tuesday, 14 April 2009 22:49

 

What is Trachoma? What is the treatment for Trachoma?

 

Trachoma is a bilateral conjunctivitis commonly found in underdeveloped countries like Africa and Asia. If untreated, trachoma can lead to blindness. It is cause by the chlamydia trachomatis organism. This organism causes scaring in the conjunctiva. If this condition is severe it will cause the eyelashes to turn inward (trichiasis.) This will cause corneal scaring and lead to blindness. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics and hygiene. This is preventable disease with the correct facial and environment hygiene.

 

Treatment

Facial and environmental hygiene

Antibiotic

Surgery

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:39
 

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