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Trachoma was once the leading cause of blindness, endemic in nearly every country of the world.
As recently as the 1990s, trachoma still ranked second only to cataract as a cause of blindness.
Two decades ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) initiated a program to control the disease by 2020.
Although that goal will not be met on time, recent developments suggest that even loftier goals could be possible in the near future.
Global eradication of the strains of Chlamydia that cause trachoma can be achieved, and sooner than previously thought, if we step up interventions in the most affected areas.