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Aside from river blindness, are there any other viral or contagious forms of blindness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: #1 cause: Trachoma

The leading cause of infectious blindness in the world is trachoma.
It is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis.

In brief: #1 cause: Trachoma

The leading cause of infectious blindness in the world is trachoma.
It is caused by a bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There are many viruses that can lead to blindess such as herpes simplex, herpes zoster or cytomegalovirus (almost exclusively associated with hiv).

In brief: Yes

There are many viruses that can lead to blindess such as herpes simplex, herpes zoster or cytomegalovirus (almost exclusively associated with hiv).
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
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