Trachoma trichiasis is a condition in which one or more eyelashes from an in turned eyelid rub on a cornea. It follows scarring of the tarsal conjunctiva from repeated inflammation caused by trachoma. Trichiasis may eventually lead to corneal opacity and blindness if uncorrected. Blinding trachoma is a leading preventable cause of blindness in the world. Recent estimates showed that 40.6 million people are suffering from active trachoma and 8.2 million might have trichiasis.
Last date updated on September, 2014