Trachomatous trichiasis and its management in endemic countries.
Bottom Line: Trachomatous trichiasis is the result of multiple infections from childhood with Chlamydia trachomatis, which causes recurrent chronic inflammation in the tarsal conjunctiva.The disease causes painful, usually irreversible sight loss.The global cost is estimated at US$ 5.3 billion.
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Mentions: Stitch granulomas (Fig. 6A) have been reported to occur with most TT surgical techniques and with the use of both non-absorbable and absorbable sutures.1,2,6,23,45,60,96,106,125 The highest reported rates are 14%. These can be quite large—even obscuring the visual axis.2 The treatment of granulomas vary. Some surgeons leave them in situ to regress spontaneously, others excise them and others use steroid drops.79,125 In general, large granulomas should be removed and smaller ones may be left if not causing discomfort.
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