Trachoma

(Grain disease, conjunctivitis trachomatosa) Trachoma is a chronic conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis and is characterized by progressive exacerbations and remissions. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Conjunctival hyperemia, eyelid edema, photophobia and epiphora are the early symptoms. Later there will be a neovascularization of the cornea and scarring of the conjunctiva, cornea and eyelids. The diagnosis is made clinically in general. Treatment includes topical or systemic…

September 3, 2018
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