Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children of the pastoralist population in Madda Walabu rural district, Southeast Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study
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Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The infection is transmitted by direct or indirect transfer of eye and nose discharges of infected people, particularly young children who harbour the principal reservoir of infection. These discharges can be spread by particular species of flies. Infection becomes less frequent and shorter in duration with increasing age. Infection is usually acquired when living in close proximity to others with active disease, and the family is the main setting for transmission. After years of repeated infection, the inside of the eyelid can become so severely scarred trachomatous conjunctival scarring that it turns inwards and causes the eyelashes to rub against the eyeball trachomatous trichiasis , resulting in constant pain and light intolerance; this and other alterations of the eye can lead to scarring of the cornea.
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Arch Ophthalmol. Subjects indicated the degree of difficulty with daily activities of village life and whether the difficulty was related, in any way, to vision. Limitations were scored using an indicator of "any difficulty" and using a 4-point scale ranging from "no difficulty" to "unable to do. For women, trichiasis alone was limiting AD, 0. The burden of disease associated with trachoma has been characterized by the number of cases of low vision and blindness caused by trachoma 1 , 2 and the associated numbers of disability-adjusted and handicap-adjusted life years.