2 Eye Diseases I Hope You Never Experience (and 1 You Probably Will). Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, and Presbyopia. Which are you almost guaranteed to be afflicted by?. Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, and Presbyopia. Which are you almost guaranteed to be afflicted by?.
Which are Lions helping to eradicate?
Initially causes conjunctivitis with redness, swelling Probably Will)
With repeated re-infection, causes eyelid scarring and corneal damage
Ultimately causes the eyelashes to turn inward and severely damage the corneaWhat Does Trachoma Do?
Very Easily! (if caught early enough) Probably Will)
A single dose of Zithromax (donated by Pfizer) wipes out the infection
Surgery is needed to reconstruct the eyelid in advanced Trachoma
Severe corneal damage = permanent vision lossHow is Trachoma Treated?
Treat the active cases with antibiotic Probably Will)
Face washing to reduce disease transmission
Environmental changes to increase access to clean water and improved sanitationHow is Trachoma Prevented?
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