River Blindness

Conventional Medicine
Free Ivermectin from Merk &Co to Africa (6/5/2003 Wall Street Journal's Marketplace) www.wsj.com
+ https://www.merck.com/stories/mectizan/ 5/25/2022
Ivermectin DOSAGE @ https://reference.medscape.com/drug/stromectol-ivermectin-342657 +
Off Label DOSAGE @ https://www.singlecare.com/prescription/ivermectin/dosage
Ivermectin @ https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/onchocerciasis/treatment.html - 9/9/2019 - "Recommended

treatment is ivermectin [given every 6 months for the life span of the adult worms (i.e., 10–15 years) or for as long as the infected person has evidence of skin or eye infection].
Ivermectin kills the larvae & prevents them from causing damage but it does NOT kill the adults. 
There is a promising treatment using doxycycline that kills the adult worms by killing the Wolbachia bacteria on which the adult worms depend in order to survive.
If you are infected, it is possible that your doctor will want to treat you both with ivermectin & doxycycline. 
Before any treatment is begun, however, you need to make sure that you are NOT also infected with Loa loa, another filarial parasite found in central Africa that is sometimes found in the same areas where O. volvulus is found, because Loa loa can be responsible for severe side effects to medications used to treat onchocerciasis" (river blindness), per https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/index.html

Ivermectin may also be prescribed as a topical skin application @ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28329606/
Ivermectin @ https://www.nature.com/articles/ja201711 Superior overall insights. 
Is a semi-synthetic RX of avermectin. "In 2013, Chinese scientists applied for an international patent (for the) ‘Use of ivermectin & derivatives thereof’ (Publication No.: WO/2014/059797) for new uses in the ‘development & manufacture of medicaments for human use in treating metabolic related diseases, such as hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, obesity etc., & Famesoid X receptor-mediated diseases, such as cholestasia, gallstones, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, atherosclerosis, inflammation & cancer.'"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/05/us-nobel-prize-medicine-idUSKCN0RZ0U020151005 -
Irish-born William Campbell & Japan's Satoshi Omura won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness & lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis."
+ https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/avermectin 2014 + 2021 + https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22039784/ 2012
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Techniques
Swiss researcher Martin Wegelin found that (Solar Disinfection) leaving a water filled clear plastic bottle in the bright sun for 6 hours killed pathogens inside bottle that cause diarrhea. 10/26/2003 www.parade.com