One episode of trachoma caused by Chlamydia trachomatis is easily treated with early detection and use of antibiotics. Repeated or secondary infections can lead to complications, including:

  • Scarring of the inner eyelid
  • Eyelid deformities, such as an inward folding eyelid (entropion) or ingrown eyelashes (trichiasis)
  • Corneal scarring or cloudiness
  • Partial or complete vision loss
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