/ trəkoʊmə /
Množina reči trachoma je trachomas.
ETYM New Lat., from Greek from trachys rough.
A chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue.
Chronic eye infection, resembling severe conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva becomes inflamed, with scarring and formation of pus, and there may be damage to the cornea. It is caused by a viruslike organism (chlamydia), and is a disease of dry tropical regions. Although it responds well to antibiotics, numerically it remains the biggest single cause of blindness worldwide.
Chronic form of conjunctivitis.