Eye infection

Eye infection

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Caption: Eye infection. Child with a severe eye infection that has closed up his right eye. A common eye infection in this area of the world is trachoma, an infection with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. The infection causes the eyelid to turn inwards on itself, causing severe pain. Blindness can result if the infection and resulting condition is not treated. Photographed in a rural area of the Gulu region of Uganda.

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