International Ophthalmology

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 19–23

Community-based intervention programs for trachoma control

  • Sheila West
  • Hugh R. Taylor

DOI: 10.1007/BF00133776

Cite this article as:
West, S. & Taylor, H.R. Int Ophthalmol (1988) 12: 19. doi:10.1007/BF00133776


Trachoma continues to be a leading cause of blindness largely confined to developing countries. Trachoma control programs have primarily been oriented to drug therapy, an approach which may be successful if it is community-based. However, the costs to ensure long-term success are substantial. Community-based health education approaches to reduce risk factors currently provide the most promising approach for long-term trachoma control.

Key words

drug therapyhealth educationinterventiontrachoma

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheila West
    • 1
  • Hugh R. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology Wilmer Room 116 The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA