Trichiasis and Trachoma

  • Essam A. El ToukhyEmail author
  • Nadeen El Toukhy


Trachoma is the most common cause of trichiasis and cicatricial entropion worldwide. Tarsal fracture and lid margin rotation is the principal surgical technique used for correction. The transconjunctival approach offers a simple, rapid, and highly effective approach without the need for a skin incision. It is used for both the upper and lower lids.


Trachoma Entropion Trichiasis Tarsal rotation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Cairo University, School of MedicineCairoEgypt

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