Doctors for Onchocerciasis in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Onchocerciasis is a condition that is caused by a parasite called Onchocerca volvulus and this is also referred to as river blindness and Robles disease. The symptoms associated with the same include itching in the eye area, bumps under the skin, and also blindness in some cases. One may also suffer from skin atrophy and glaucoma like symptoms here.
HOW IS ONCHOCERCIASIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by an ophthalmologist or general physician who would do a vision test along with biopsy of some skin parts to check for bacteria.
HOW IS ONCHOCERCIASIS TREATED?
It is highly recommended to start off with the Ivermectin and antibiotic treatment here because infestation may lead to complete blindness. These drugs activate the glutamate-gated chloride channels and help fight the infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
The WHO headquarters are launching an elimination program for this disease in Yemen.