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Trachoma (cont.)

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What research is being done on trachoma?

Since the cause is well understood and treatment is effective, research is concentrating on methodology to deliver the treatment efficiently to endemic areas of the world.

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


Bailey, R.L., P. Arullendran, H.C. Whittle, and D.C. Mabey. "Randomised Controlled Trial of Single-Dose Azithromycin in Treatment of Trachoma." Lancet 342.8869 Aug. 21, 1993: 453-456.

International Trachoma Initiative. <>.

Solomon, A.W., R.W. Peeling, A. Foster, and D.C.W. Mabey. "Diagnosis and Assessment of Trachoma." Clin Microbiol Rev. 17.4 Oct. 2004: 982-1011.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/9/2014

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