trachomatis have different serovars: A, B, Ba, and C lead to trachoma
, D to K lead to genital tract Chlamydia infection, and L1-L3 lead to lymphogranuloma venereum.
Last year, trachoma
was also eliminated in Mexico, Cambodia, and the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
While the trachoma
eye infection is usually common in people who live in poverty and unhygienic conditions and lack access to fresh water, diabetic retinopathy is the result of unhealthy lifestyles and lack of awareness about the condition.
The more frequently you get infected and the longer [the infection lasts], the more scarring you will have," says Hugh Taylor, a laureate professor at Australia's University of Melbourne indigenous eye health group and a 40-year veteran in the fight against trachoma
Besides Chairman National Committee for Eye Health Pakistan and Prof of Ophthalmology, King Edward Medical College, Prof Asad Aslam Khan, Director International Trachoma
Initiatives Paul Emerson, Medical Advisor CBM Dr Babar Qureshi, Regional Director Tanja Kern, Country Director Farah Naz, Country Manager Fred Hollows Foundation, coordinators from different provinces and a number of experts attended the ceremony.
West SK, Courtright P Trachoma
Control: 14 Years Later.
The Government is doubling its support over five years to fund measures aimed at diseases including Guinea worm, trachoma
and river blindness.
Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500,000 diarrhoeal deaths each year and is a major factor in several neglected tropical diseases, including intestinal worms, schistosomiasis and trachoma
,' she added.
The global effort has focused on treating and eradicating 10 of them, including Chagas' diesease, trachoma
, visceral leishmaniasis, leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.
Objective: To compare the efficacy of oral azithromycin with topical tetracycline for treating chronic trachoma
in rural Sindh population of Pakistan.
In outline form, the first part describes the anatomy of the eye and eyelid, trachoma
and its effect on the eye, history and examination for upper eyelid trichiasis, indications for surgery, assessing the fitness of patients, facilities and surgical materials, sterilization, patient preparation, injecting local anesthetic, surgical procedure, postoperative care, and results, followed by a section on the selection and final assessment of trainees.
SUNA)- The Commissioner of the Dindir Locality, Habeeb Yagoub Shikh, has inaugurated the trachoma
control campaign, within the programme of the Federal ministry of health and the State Ministry of health, amid wide participation for the implementation of the campaign which is supported by the Carter Center.
The consortium's wider aim is to eliminate trachoma
within those five countries by 2020, with Orbis UK's focus on eradicating the disease in Ethiopia, where an estimated 75 million people are at risk.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: International Trachoma
Initiative, GlaxoSmithKline plc
The first is Eliminating an Ancient Blinding Scourge: Trachoma