TracomaA look into the disease   By Taiylor Nunn
Basic Definition Tachoma is a serious infection of the eye      cause by the bacteria Chlamydiae  trachomitis. If left unt...
Symptoms Cloudy Cornea Discharge from Eye Swelling of the Lymph Nodes in Front of the  Ears Swollen Eyelids Turned in...
Causes Contact with contaminated eyes, nose or  throat secretions Direct contact with contaminated objects  such as towe...
Prevention and Treatment Prevention Proper Sanitation Avoiding Sharing Objects that Come in  Contact with the Face and/o...
Risk Factors and IncidenceMost Commonly Infected: ChildrenMost Affected Area Globally: Rural Areas in Developing NationsEx...
History Dates back to 1900 BC Described by EgyptiansDiscussed and/or Researched by: Isa, an 11th Century Arab Physician...
In Conclusion… Trachoma is a very serious disease but it     is yet to have a true cure. Millions of       people around t...
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Trachoma

  1. 1. TracomaA look into the disease By Taiylor Nunn
  2. 2. Basic Definition Tachoma is a serious infection of the eye cause by the bacteria Chlamydiae trachomitis. If left untreated it can lead to blindness and severe scarring of the eyelids.
  3. 3. Symptoms Cloudy Cornea Discharge from Eye Swelling of the Lymph Nodes in Front of the Ears Swollen Eyelids Turned in EyelidsSymptoms take 5-12 days to appear after infection
  4. 4. Causes Contact with contaminated eyes, nose or throat secretions Direct contact with contaminated objects such as towels Facial contact with certain species of flies
  5. 5. Prevention and Treatment Prevention Proper Sanitation Avoiding Sharing Objects that Come in Contact with the Face and/or Eyes Keep Flies Away From the Face Treatment Antibiotics to Prevent Long Term Complications Surgery to Prevent or Fix Scars
  6. 6. Risk Factors and IncidenceMost Commonly Infected: ChildrenMost Affected Area Globally: Rural Areas in Developing NationsExtremely Rare in United States
  7. 7. History Dates back to 1900 BC Described by EgyptiansDiscussed and/or Researched by: Isa, an 11th Century Arab Physician Ancient Greek Physicians
  8. 8. In Conclusion… Trachoma is a very serious disease but it is yet to have a true cure. Millions of people around the world are blind because of Trachoma and nothing exists to fix their vision. Although Trachoma is not fatal it is still a serious problem that needs equally serious attention.

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