Comm Eye Health Vol. 17 No. 52 2004. Published online 01 December, 2004

What’s new in trachoma control?

While infants and pre-school children are more susceptible to infection, the painful blinding effects of trachoma may not manifest until adulthood, affecting women three times more than men. NIGER. © John Buchan
While infants and pre-school children are more susceptible to infection, the painful blinding effects of trachoma may not manifest until adulthood, affecting women three times more than men. NIGER. © John Buchan

This debilitating disease remains the world’s leading cause of infectious blindness. The good news is that its elimination is now closer in sight due to recent health advances and developments to control the problem.

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