About the International Eye Foundation
IEF Programs: Trachoma
IEF Works to Curb Trachoma
The infectious disease trachoma causes blindness in 1.3 million people according World Health Organization data from 2004. Efforts to curb trachoma greatly reduce future outbreaks, especially among children who can be spared additional complications of the disease, such as scarred eyelids and cornea blindness.
Together with local communities, IEF is working to reduce trachoma infection and to improve access to water and better hygiene. [ IEF Programs ]
The IEF's blindness prevention and sight saving programs are funded by governmental, foundation, and corporate contributors, as well as individuals like you who generously donate online. Our website showcases our successes and our breadth of services to the developing world. Feel free to contact us with specific questions or requests. [ Cataract ]