The South Sudan Medical Journal exists to inform, educate and positively influence the development of Health Services in South Sudan.
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The World Health Organization action plan of 2014-2019 focused on encouraging member regions/countries to play a role in reducing avoidable visual impairment and securing access to rehabilitation services for the visually impaired. Moreover, member countries are urged to integrate eye care services into the health system at all levels. The leading causes of blindness in South Sudan are cataract, trachoma, glaucoma, and onchocerciasis. Other eye conditions include allergic conjunctivitis and refractive errors. There is variability in the pattern of eye diseases in South Sudan.