• infection
  • Almost half of blindness and low vision in LICs is due to avoidable causes such as corneal scarring from measles infection, vitamin A deficiency disorders, use of harmful traditional eye remedies, ophthalmia neonatorum and cataract. (bmj.com)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in the United States, lost an eye from purulent ophthalmia contracted from an infant with an eye infection, while working in Paris at La Maternité (1849), and after loss of the eye she could no longer be a surgeon. (wikipedia.org)
  • birth
  • Ophthalmia neonatorum due to gonococci ( Neisseria gonorrhoeae ) typically manifests in the first five days post birth and is associated with marked bilateral purulent discharge and local inflammation. (wikipedia.org)