Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Yorston D, Mabey D, Hatt S, Burton
M. Interventions for trachoma trichiasis. Cochrane Database of
Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004008. DOI:
Some forms of surgery can help prevent eyelashes touching the eye globe.
For temporary care, taping the eyelid back with double-sided sticking
plaster is more effective than removing the eyelashes.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2
What is the best way to treat trachoma trichiasis? Evidence Update, Other Infectious Diseases Series, July 2007.