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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Proper screening and early detection of such factors shall improve the prevention and treatment of this blinding disease. Lately, oxidative stress and factors influencing it have been recognised as important determinants of DR appearance and fulmination.
DiscussionOphthalmologic complications are often encountered in intensive care unit (ICU) patients including metastatic endogenous endophthalmitis ischaemic optic neuropathy pupil abnormalities vascular occlusions rhino-orbital cerebral mucormycosis and acute angle closure glaucoma.4 Glaucoma is a potentially blinding disease caused by progressive and irreversible optic neuropathy.5 Studies have shown that a single AACG attack has been associated with permanent retinal nerve fiber layer loss visual field defects and optic disc pallor.6
Essa Al Maidoor, Chairman of the Noor Dubai Foundation, said: "The Noor Dubai's trachoma Elimination programme in Ethiopia began in November 2013, and will run for three years to completely eradicate the blinding disease from the Amhara region.
"The main pro is the potential to restore eyesight in patients with an incurable blinding disease; as a consequence, these patients' quality of life improves.
The article titled 'Glaucoma: The least the GP should know' summarises the basic concepts regarding this progressive and blinding disease that affects 1 in every 40 patients over the age of 40 years.
While it has been eliminated from many developed countries, a large population in Africa, West Asia, South America, Asia, The Pacific, and Australia are still suffering from this blinding disease that accounts for nearly 15 per cent of the global blindness.
patients with age-related macular degeneration, another blinding disease.
Since 2008, Kimse Yok Mu's cataract treatment center in the Sudanese city of Nyala has examined 70,000 people for signs of the blinding disease and volunteer Turkish doctors have treated 10,000 needy patients.
Jurkunas, MD, and colleagues that implicates free radical damage in the development of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), a potentially blinding disease characterized by the programmed cell death of epithelial cells in the eye's cornea.*
The machine can stop the progression of the blinding disease and has the potential to help around 6,000 sufferers living in Huddersfield and Calderdale every year.
LSCD is a painful, blinding disease that requires long-term, costly treatment with frequent clinic visits and intensive hospital admissions.
The condition is painful, blinding disease that requires long-term, costly treatment with frequent clinic visits and intensive hospital admissions.
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.