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Trachoma the leading cause of blindness

KingndedaKingndeda ke ✭✭✭
edited 17. Jul 2021, 10:35 in Sensory Disabilities

Trachoma is a disease of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Blindness from trachoma is irreversible.

Trachoma is hyperendemic in many of the poorest and most rural areas of Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

It is responsible for the blindness or visual impairment of about 1.9 million people. It causes about 1.4% of all blindness worldwide.

Overall, Africa remains the most affected continent, and the one with the most intensive control efforts.

Kenyan authorities are working to eradicate trachoma, an infectious disease that is a leading cause of blindness in Africa. About 7 million people in central Kenya are at risk for the disease.

what other causes of blindness do you know? mention them

Comments

  • This is informative Ndida and for me some of the causes that lead to blindness that am aware of include gonorrhoea, glaucoma,, cataracts. I hope you can also share information on them as well.

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