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Trachoma-causing bacteria could be transmitted through everyday surfaces

Chlamydia bacteria. Photograph: Aalbertus Versteeg

Chlamydia Trachomatis (Ct), the bacterium that causes trachoma, can survive on surfaces such as plastic, skin and cloth long enough to be transmitted, a first-of-its-kind study from ICEH has found.

Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. The disease, which…

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Mariam’s pink glasses: eye health and gender

Praticing for a vision test in school . Photograph: Priya Morjaria

Gender has consequences for health, and eye health is no exception. A person’s gender impacts their exposure to health risks and health-seeking behaviour. It can also affect their experience in a health facility – whether they can access it…

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Introducing eye health into child primary care training practical and successful, Tanzania study finds

A primary health worker inspects an infant’s eye. Photograph: Aeesha Malik

A study from researchers at the International Centre for Eye Health has shown that introducing a module on eye care into routine training of primary healthcare workers (PHWs) has a positive outcome on their knowledge of eye care…

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Research on cataract needs to be more inclusive: study finds equity rarely considered in Cochrane reviews and primary research

Research on cataract needs to be more inclusive: study finds equity rarely considered in Cochrane reviews and primary research

By Hugh Bassett in News | July 3, 2020

Age-related cataract © Clare Gilbert

A new paper published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology has found that systematic reviews and…

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Supporting global eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, we are continuing to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners and colleagues, and those working in the eye health community in general, are very much in our thoughts at this time…

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