New IAPB Essential List for Trichiasis

TT Essential List cover

trachomatous trichiasis (TT) surgery is one of the components of the WHO SAFE (Surgery, Antibiotics, Face Washing, and Environment) strategy to address trachomaTrachoma is the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, and is particularly common in the most vulnerable populations.

This updated IAPB Essential List (second edition; March 2017) offers suggestions for the minimum essential and desirable items required to screen for trachoma and perform high quality Trabut or Bilamellar Tarsal Rotation (BLTR) surgery under conditions prevalent in most endemic areas. The List reflects the procedures and requirements outlined in WHO documents Trichiasis Surgery for Trachoma (second edition, 2015) and is aligned with the conclusions and recommendations from the International Coalition for Trachoma Control preferred practices and the second Global Scientific Meeting in Trachomatous Trichiasis (December 2015).

You can access the TT Essential list on the IAPB Standard List website.