All he could conclude was that it was not ophthalmia or trachoma.
First they went to another "jungle," one where trachoma was bad.
When trachoma, the sickness of the eyes, was known as the scourge of the Sahara.
This is an operation for the removal of follicular formations in the conjunctiva, and is used more especially in trachoma.
trachoma, a virulent form of conjunctivitis, is a communicable eye disease which must be carefully safeguarded.
Two other "catching" diseases cause city schools a great deal of trouble,—trachoma and pediculosis (head lice).
trachoma, if neglected, not only impairs the health of the eye, but may cause blindness.
Ten men were suffering from trachoma and are still being treated with protargol.
trachoma was eliminated, and no cases of rabies were reported in the 1967-69 period.
1690s, from Modern Latin trachoma, from Greek trakhoma "roughness," from trakhys "rough."
trachoma tra·cho·ma (trə-kō'mə)
A contagious disease of the conjunctiva and cornea, caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and marked by inflammation, hypertrophy, and formation of granules of adenoid tissue. It is a major cause of blindness in Asia and Africa. Also called contagious granular conjunctivitis, Egyptian ophthalmia, granular conjunctivitis, granular ophthalmia.