Trachoma is an infectious disease caused bi bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.[2] The infection causes a reuchenin o the inner surface o the eelids.[2] This reuchenin can lead tae pyne in the een, brakdoun o the ooter surface or cornea o the een, an eventual blindness.[2] Untreatit, repeatit trachoma infections can result in a form o permanent blindness whan the eelids turn inwart.[2]

SynonymsGranular conjunctivitis, blinding trachoma, Egyptian ophthalmia[1]
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Surgical repair o in-turned eelid an ee-lashers resultin frae trachoma
SpecialtyInfectious disease
SymptomsEe pyne, blindness[2]
CausesChlamydia trachomatis spread atween fowk[2]
Risk factorsCroudit leevin condeetions, nae eneuch clean watter an toilets[2]
PreventionMass treatment, impruived sanitation[3]
TreatmentMedications, surgery[2]
MedicationAzithromycin, tetracycline.[3]
Frequency80 million[4]


  1. Swanner, Yann A. Meunier ; with contributions from Michael Hole, Takudzwa Shumba & B.J. (2014). Tropical diseases : a practical guide for medical practitioners and students. Oxford: Oxford University Press, USA. p. 199. ISBN 9780199997909. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2017-09-08. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Blinding Trachoma Fact sheet N°382". World Health Organization. November 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Evans JR1, Solomon AW (March 2011). "Antibiotics for trachoma". Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 16 (3): CD001860. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001860.pub3. PMID 21412875.
  4. Fenwick, A (Mar 2012). "The global burden of neglected tropical diseases". Public health. 126 (3): 233–6. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2011.11.015. PMID 22325616.