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What causes blindness in children in africa?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Vit A deficiency,etc
Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions.

In brief: Vit A deficiency,etc
Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which might be corrected in a first world country like cataracts at birth, glaucoma, uveitis and a host of other conditions.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: River Blindness
The prior response listed many possible causes of blindness.
River blindness (onchocerciasis or robles disease) is caused by a roundworm called onchocerca volvulus. This parasitic infection is the second major cause of infectious blindness in the world.

In brief: River Blindness
The prior response listed many possible causes of blindness.
River blindness (onchocerciasis or robles disease) is caused by a roundworm called onchocerca volvulus. This parasitic infection is the second major cause of infectious blindness in the world.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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