Explain the eye infection trachoma with symptoms and causes.


Trachoma is an eye infection caused by the bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. This infection is contagious and spreads through contact with the eyes, eyelids, throat or nose secretion of infected people.

Symptoms of trachoma

  • Symptoms of trachoma are,
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of the eyelid
  • Sensitivity towards light
  • Irritation and mild itching of the eyes
  • Discharge of eye pus

Prevention of trachoma

Trachoma can be treated either by using antibiotics or through surgery.

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