Single Dose Of Azithromycin Could Cure Trichiasis
A new study published in the March 2006 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology says that a single dose of azithromycin taken orally reduced the risk of relapse of a vision-threatening eyelid condition called trichiasis.// This conclusion was arrived at after the end of a clinical trial funded by the Na...
Blindness And Trachoma
...d that 146 million individuals were in need of treatment for active trachoma to prevent blindness, 10 million were in need of surgery for trachomatous trichiasis
(eyelash[es] touching the eye), and 8 million were already blind, according to background information in the article.
In 1996, the WHO designed t...
Trichiasis in Medical Definition
...m and orbit
Stye - Chalazion - Blepharitis - Entropion - Ectropion - Lagophthalmos - Blepharochalasis - Ptosis - Xanthelasma - trichiasis
- Dacryoadenitis - Epiphora - Exophthalmos - Enophthalmos
Conjunctivitis - Pterygium - Subconjunctival hemorrhage ...
Trichiasis in Biological News
High levels of blindness in southern Sudan following years of war
...?, over half of whom had some sign of infection. In adults, one in five had trichiasis
caused by trachoma.
Trachoma can be passed from one person to another ...eatment of the infection with antibiotics can prevent trachoma. Surgery for trichiasis
is also very effective. The World Health Organization recommends a strategy...