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Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

...ommunity in Tanzania where the bacterial infection trachoma was running rampant. At the beginning of the study...ffective. By the two year follow-up, prevalence of trachoma in the community decreased to less than 1 percent. Thus researchers say their results are extremely ...

Eliminating Eye Infection With Antibiotics

...ommunity in Tanzania where the bacterial infection trachoma was running rampant. At the beginning of the study...ffective. By the two year follow-up, prevalence of trachoma in the community decreased to less than 1 percent. Thus researchers say their results are extremely ...

New Test For Detecting Trachoma

... Lancet. The researchers have adapted the 8cm long trachoma dipstick test on the "FirstBurst" test, which became so successful in detecting the sexually transmitted form of Chlamydia. Dr Helen Lee of the Cambridge University led the both studies. “The test is an important advance in the fight against tracho...

Blinding-Disease Surgery Is Done Safely in Villages, by Nonphysicians

...n-preserving surgery for a blinding disease called trachoma trichiasis, a new review has found.// The review ...iple personal and societal barriers to surgery for trachoma trichiasis,” said lead author David Yorston, of the Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology in Glasgow, S...

Flying Eye Hospital Brings Hope for Eye Patients in Africa

... Glaucoma accounts for 15 to 20 percent of cases, trachoma five percent, childhood blindness 5 to 10 percent and 10 percent owing to other causes. Medical authorities say the figures are high, especially as 75 percent of all blindness is either preventable or treatable. "It is equally important for peopl...

Blindness And Trachoma

...A says that using antibiotic azithromycin to treat trachoma in Vietnam had increased the risk of reinfections....n individuals were in need of treatment for active trachoma to prevent blindness, 10 million were in need of surgery for trachomatous trichiasis (eyelash[es] to...

Trachoma not Curable by Antibiotics Alone

...tive in the long term. When children affected with trachoma //(second leading cause of blindness after catarac...bably face blindness. The WHO strategy to combat trachoma is four pronged. They are-antibiotic therapy, surgery to prevent the inversion of eyelids, facial ...

Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis – A Gateway To New Disease

...ses while others cause eye infections. Blinding trachoma is caused by repeated eye infections that cause scarring, which result in the eyelashes turning in-wards. Bacterial infection develops as the eyelashes scratch the surface of the eye, which eventually heals by scarring, resulting in blindness. Prev...

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