Did you know that Rare Disease Day is tomorrow, February 29, 2020. Naturally, many rare diseases that affect the eye can lead to blindness and vision loss. In honor of the observance, Prevent Blindness is offering free resources and fact sheets to help save sight from inflammatory eye diseases and conditions. The organization is focusing on two rare eye diseases: Uveitis and Keratitis.
Uveitis is a group of inflammatory diseases that destroys eye tissues in the uvea (the middle layer of the eye that contains most blood vessels), according to the National Eye Institute. Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea—the transparent, protective outer layer of the eye.
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"Prevent Blindness Offers New Educational Resources on Uveitis and Keratitis for Rare Disease Day"