In addition, the use of 2 independent methods to detect Chlamydiaceae, one of which used RNA to demonstrate the presence of viable Chlamydiaceae species in trachomatous
eyes, lends further support to this theory.
inflammation - Pronounced inflammatory thickening of the upper tarsal conjunctiva
7 percent of the study group) were trachomatous
, with the actual number in Indian Country estimated at nearly 72,000.
The main cause of PVA < 20/60 per eye and per person were classified into the following categories: URE, uncorrected aphakia, untreated cataract, surgical complication, trachomatous
corneal opacity, non-trachomatous
corneal opacity, phthisis bulbi, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), other posterior segment, or globe/central nervous system disorders.
Estimating the burden and economic impact of trachomatous
psittaci was significantly associated with trachomatous
inflammation, a precursor for scarring.
trachomatis in children's conjunctivas requires a different approach because in the early 1980s trachoma was reported in the state's Chaonil community in 24% of 475 children examined and in 8% of the trachomatous
population with trichiasis (no data regarding chlamydial infections were produced) (11, 12, 33).
Because of changes in disease endemicity, active disease and trachomatous
trichiasis are less correlated than they were 50 years ago; for example, active trachoma has disappeared in most areas of China, where it was once endemic.