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How do you solve the problem of trachoma in Ethiopia?

Background Trachoma is one of the oldest diseases known to humankind and the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Spread by the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis, it is transmitted through contact with the eyes, eyelids and nose of those infected. The...

Medical and eye health teams defy odds to deliver treatments for trachoma in Ethiopia, but millions worldwide risk return of disease amid UK aid cuts

Ophthalmologists, nurses, and eye health workers in Ethiopia defied the odds to treat millions with trachoma-fighting antibiotics and surgeries - despite cuts to UK Aid assistance threatening eye care. This World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day Orbis, the international eye care...

Orbis marks 100-millionth antibiotic dose in the fight against trachoma in Ethiopia

Orbis and partners mark historic 100-millionth dose of azithromycin antibiotics in the fight to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2030. This milestone was achieved 20 years after Orbis began leading mass drug administrations.

Part 2: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh Visits Ethiopia with Orbis

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh has today taken part in a historic trachoma elimination conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Qatar Fund for Development and Orbis to Launch Qatar Creating Vision in Ethiopia

The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) are providing funding to international eye care charity Orbis, to launch the Qatar Creating Vision initiative Ethiopia.

Task shifting for eye care in Eastern Africa

More than eight million people suffer with trichiasis due to trachoma globally, but less than 160,000 receive surgery per year even though “S” is a key aspect of the elimination of blindness due to trachoma as part of the WHO...

Understanding the inequalities of ophthalmic care for Indigenous people in a first world country

Aboriginal Australians have faced numerous challenges over the past centuries. Here in this article, Edward Saxton highlights why there are inequalities of ophthalmic care in Australia and why this has led to increased levels of blindness in Aboriginal people relative...

Part 1: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh Visits Ethiopia with Orbis

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh, visited services protecting the vision of children and adults in Hawassa, Ethiopia, with international eyecare charity Orbis.

Sight Scotland awarded contract to help improve education services for visually impaired young people in West Lothian

School pupils in West Lothian are set to benefit from a new and improved education support service.

IN FOCUS - Prevention and treatment of blindness worldwide: the story of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’

The story of blindness and efforts to prevent and treat it cannot be told without going back to the earliest recorded history of blindness. Trachoma was described in ancient Egypt, cataract surgery in India about the fifth century BC and...

European experts working with Royal Blind School on future of vision impairment education

Vision impairment education experts from Germany, Holland and Spain recently visited the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh to create a catalogue of objects that can be 3D printed.

Sight Scotland Veterans launch new bowling team

Sight Scotland Veterans has launched a new lawn bowling team which will now compete in the Vision Impairment Bowling Scotland League (VIBS) with matches taking place all over Scotland.