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What could cause a trachoma?

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Trachoma : Trachoma is an infectious disease of eyes caused by chlamydia. Typically it causes scarring of the inside of the eyelid followed by contraction of the scar. Some cases can be more serious causing blindness.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Trachoma: Chlamydia trachomatis infection causes trachoma. It causes scarring of inside of the eyelids.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is trachoma?

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Eye infection: Trachoma is caused by infection with the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. It frequently affects children, although the effects of scarring may not be seen until later in life. Trachoma is spread through direct contact with infected eye, nose, or throat secretions or by contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, etc.
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Do you know what trachoma is and what causes it?

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Dr. Christopher Abel
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Pink eye: Bacterial infection in the eye caused by chlamydia trachomatis bacteriia. More common in developing nations than in us. Can be effectively treated wtih antibiotics. Need to see a physician for treatment to prevent long term complications which can be as extreme as blindness.

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