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Disease Onchocerciasis, Ocular

Name Onchocerciasis, Ocular
Synonyms Blindness, River | Ocular Onchocerciases | Ocular Onchocerciasis | Onchocerciases, Ocular | River Blindness
Definition Filarial infection of the eyes transmitted from person to person by bites of Onchocerca volvulus-infected black flies. The microfilariae of Onchocerca are thus deposited beneath the skin. They migrate through various tissues including the eye. Those persons infected have impaired vision and up to 20% are blind. The incidence of eye lesions has been reported to be as high as 30% in Central America and parts of Africa.
Categories Eye disease | Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D015827

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1. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Eye Infections, Parasitic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Onchocerciasis, Ocular
2. DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Helminthiasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Nematode Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Secernentea Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Spirurida Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Filariasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Onchocerciasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Onchocerciasis, Ocular
3. DiseasesEye Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Eye Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Eye Infections, Parasitic Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Onchocerciasis, Ocular

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