The long-term natural history of trachomatous trichiasis in the gambia.

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Burton, MJ; Bowman, RJ; Faal, H; Aryee, EA; Ikumapayi, UN; Alexander, ND; Adegbola, RA; Mabey, DC; Foster, A; Johnson, GJ; Bailey, RL;
  • Publisher: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
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    mesheuropmc: eye diseases

PURPOSE: Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness. However, there are few data on the natural history of trachomatous trichiasis to guide program planning or that investigate its pathogenesis. METHODS: A cohort of Gambians with trichiasis in one or both eye... View more
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