Posted on 16th April 2015
River blindness is a nasty disease caused by a parasitic worm called onchocerca volvulus who’s larvae are spread by black flies which breed in fast flowing rivers, hence the name. It is estimated that around 25 million people are affected by the disease, largely in Africa, making it the second leading cause of infectious blindness worldwide.
One of our patients, Professor Taylor, began working on the causative agent of river blindness back in 1981, with the long-term aim of developing a vaccine. And as he nears retirement, we are delighted to hear that he is close to achieving his goal. The vaccine has been developed and is now the final stages of trialling. It will initially be used initially to protect vulnerable children and after wider trials, it is hoped that the Edinburgh University professor, could have found the vaccine to eradicate this awful disease.
You can read more in this leaflet from Professor Taylor
22nd February 2018
This week, we welcome the Optos California scanner to the practice, continuing our commitment to ensure we always have the latest technology available. We are the first optometry practice in Scotland ...Read more
15th February 2018
We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for two categories in the highly regarded national UK Optician Awards. Recognised as the benchmark of excellence in the optical community, the...Read more
29th January 2018
Heather Muir has completed further training to ensure Cameron Optometry continues to provide highest level of care to young patients, in particular those transitioning to contact lens wear. Last y...Read more