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Acanthamoeba Keratitis (0)
Articles on Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Role of Confocal Microscopy in the Diagnosis of Fungal and Acanthamoeba Keratitis
We included 146 consecutive patients with clinically suspected microbial keratitis. Confocal microscopy and microbiology evaluation of study participants. Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of confocal microscopy in diagnosing fungal...
Acanthamoeba keratitis--a diagnostic challenge.
This is a case study of a 23 year old male diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis. Initial misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment lead to increased severity of the infection requiring surgical intervention. This case illustrates the complexity of Acanthamoeba keratitis infection, hi...
Four cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis treated with phototherapeutic keratectomy.
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...
Successful treatment of chronic stromal acanthamoeba keratitis with oral voriconazole monotherapy.
Recalcitrant chronic Acanthamoeba stromal keratitis was successfully treated with extended systemic voriconazole administration with good preservation of vision. The clinical resolution of chronic stromal keratitis in our 2 cases suggests that voriconazole may have a larger role in the treatment of...
Clinical experience with Acanthamoeba keratitis at the cole eye institute, 1999-2008.
The most common risk factor for AK continues to be contact lens wear. AK requires prolonged and intense treatment, although good final visual acuity can be achieved. Potentially viable Acanthamoeba cysts can still persist in a noninflamed cornea after extensive medical therapy, supporting the practi...
The clinical experience of Acanthamoeba keratitis at a tertiary care eye hospital.
The number of AK cases at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary has increased since 2004. Contact lens wear and exposure to contaminated water sources were potential risk factors for AK. Clinicians should maintain a high clinical suspicion for AK in cases of atypical keratitis with known risk fact...
Penetrating keratoplasty in active Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Visual acuity ranged from 20/15 to 20/50 after an average of 17 months after PK with no signs of recurrences. Patients had rapid resolution of symptoms. CONCLUSION: PK is a viable option for active AK not responding to maximum medical treatment....
Pathogenesis of contact lens-associated microbial keratitis.
Diagnosis of microbial keratitis.
Bilateral acanthamoeba keratitis after orthokeratology.
Acanthamoeba keratitis can simultaneously affect both eyes during overnight orthokeratology....