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Acanthamoeba Keratitis 98 articles


  1. In vivo tandem scanning confocal microscopy in acanthamoeba keratitis.

    Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 12(2):112 (1998) PMID 10188372

    We present several representative cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, which were diagnosed in their early stages using in vivo confocal microscopy and managed based on that diagnosis. In our Acanthamoeba keratitis cases, highly-reflective round or ovoid organisms with a diameter of about 10-25 um were...
  2. [Acanthamoeba keratitis (literature review and case report)].

    Vestnik oftalmologii 110(1):28 (1994) PMID 8191659

    Clinical course, specificities in ophthalmologic and parasitologic diagnosis, drug and surgical treatment of keratitis caused by Acanthamoeba are described for the first time in Russian literature. Experience gained in two-year follow-up of a male patient with the condition who used soft contact len...
  3. Acanthamoeba keratitis in non-contact lens wearers in India: DNA typing-based validation and a simple detection assay.

    Archives of Ophthalmology 122(10):1430 (2004) PMID 15477452

    Acanthamoeba is one of the causative organisms of keratitis in Indian patients with no history of contact lens usage. Moreover, the Acanthamoeba infection can be easily detected in the clinical samples by means of the simple multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay based on ribosomal DNA typing.Cli...
  4. [2-year retrospective study of 344 patients presenting for corneal lesion and who were examined for free amebas].

    Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie 22(8):848 (1999) PMID 10572795

    26/28 patients wore contact lenses, 22 lens cases examined out of 149 (15%) and 7 of corneal scrapes out of 344 (2%) showed the presence of Acanthamoeba. 68% of patients (19 out of 28) came to be treated for the first time in the emergency department. 2/28 patients (7%) were examined at the very beg...
  5. Acanthamoeba detection in the anterior chamber.

    British Journal of Ophthalmology 90(5):649 (2006) PMID 16622100 PMCID PMC1857049

  6. Acanthamoeba keratitis.

    Survey of Ophthalmology 42(6):493 (1998) PMID 9635900

    Acanthamoeba species are an important cause of microbial keratitis that may cause severe ocular inflammation and visual loss. The first cases were recognized in 1973, but the disease remained very rare until the 1980s, when an increase in incidence mainly associated with contact lens wear was report...
  7. [Diagnosis of Acanthamoeba spp. keratitis with PCR].

    Journal Français d'Ophtalmologie 29(9):1034 (2006) PMID 17114997

    A diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis was considered for nine patients. Amoeba growth in culture was unfruitful for all of these cases. Eight patients had corneal scrapings that tested positive with PCR; in two cases direct microscopy observations confirmed PCR results. For one patient, a negative P...
  8. The Acanthamoeba epidemic: what we have learned.

    Cornea 17(1):1 (1998) PMID 9436872

  9. Four cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis treated with phototherapeutic keratectomy.

    Audio, Transactions of the IRE Professional Gro... 29(10):1199 (2010) PMID 20595894

    To report 4 cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis treated with excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and to discuss the clinical efficacy of this procedure. Four cases with early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis resistant to medical amoebic therapy for at least 1 week and with an enlarged abscess u...
  10. Correlation between surface water contamination with amoeba and the onset of symptoms and diagnosis of amoeba-like keratitis.

    British Journal of Ophthalmology 82(10):1143 (1998) PMID 9924301 PMCID PMC1722385

    This study supports the hypothesis that the concentration of amoeba in surface water may influence the rate of an amoeba-like keratitis infection....