Complications

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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
Aug. 21, 2015