onchocerciasis

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Synonyms for onchocerciasis

infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas

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The funds raised will help Orbis Ireland to reach its vision of eliminating the blinding disease, trachoma, in some of the poorest regions of southern Ethiopia by 2012.
BAHRAIN is launching a nationwide campaign to combat a potentially blinding disease.
Bahrain has launched a nationwide campaign to combat a potentially blinding disease, Glaucoma.
The blinding disease results from mutations in the gene RPE65, which encodes a protein that helps rod cells in the eye recycle light-gathering pigments.
Narfstrom is involved primarily with Abyssinian and Persian cats that are affected with hereditary retinal blinding disease.
I believe that with its unique drug-delivery technology Retisert will offer an efficacious treatment for this chronic, severe blinding disease," says Glenn Jaffe, professor of ophthalmology and director of the Uveitis Service at Duke University Eye Center in Durham, N.
Eliminating trachoma as a blinding disease is the goal of the Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020.
AMD is a blinding disease that affects the eye's light-sensitive cells (photoreceptors).
They began by researching the very mechanisms of this blinding disease, then working to find a product that would treat one of the primary factors associated with it: elevated intraocular pressure.
We are very pleased to be cleared to commence phase III clinical trials for the treatment of this blinding disease without the necessity of Phase I or Phase II trials," said Dr.
Keratoconus is a potentially blinding disease, for which no therapeutic treatment is available in the US Recently, the Eye Bank Association of America noted that over 6,800 corneal transplants were performed annually in patients diagnosed with keratoconus.
Unfortunately, we are not very accurate at predicting which babies will get it, so have to screen many children to pick up the few with blinding disease.
This trial, conducted in the US, will study the use of injectable micro-inserts to treat posterior uveitis, a frequently blinding disease.
Keratoconus is a potentially blinding disease, for which limited therapeutic treatment is available in the US Recently, the Eye Bank Association of America noted that over 6,800 corneal transplants were performed annually in patients diagnosed with keratoconus.
The potential role for community optometrists to help with the detection and ongoing management of this blinding disease is considerable and Optometry Scotland looks forward to participating in the SIGN review process that will lead to the development of high quality evidence-based clinical guidance for this patient group"