Myanmar Eliminates Trachoma

The world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, it afflicts almost 2 million people worldwide. Myanmar has become the tenth country worldwide to eliminate trachoma, following Cambodia, China, Ghana, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal,...

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How Pandemic Stress Can Harm Your Eyesight

Effects range from mild discomfort to vision loss. Doctors of optometry in Colorado have launched a September awareness initiative on the impact of stress on eyesight and eye health. “The long-term stress individuals and families are experiencing this year has the potential to impact eye health in...

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Blindness Won’t Keep Her Off the Court

She can’t see the ball, but she can hear it. She reached her senior year at Clintonville High School in Wisconsin without the experience of playing on a sports team. But though she is blind, Shayna Wederath still wanted to try. Then a friend mentioned that the school’s tennis team...

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