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Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:55

 

What is an Acanthamoeba Keratitis? What is the treatment for Acanthamoeba Keratitis?

 

An acanthamoeba keratitis is the inflammation and infection of the cornea caused acanthamoeba. Acanthamoeba is a parasite that is found in tap water, swimming pools, hot tubs, rivers, lakes, and homemade contact lens solutions. Acathamoeba keratitis typically affects contact lenses wearers. This will cause severe eye pain, photophobia, tearing, redness and decrease vision. Treatment involves antiparasitic medications and antibiotics. This condition can lead to permanent vision loss and blindness if not treated quickly and appropriately.

 

Treatment

Antiparasitic medication

Antibiotics

Dilation

Surgery if advance scaring occurs (corneal transplant)

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:48
 

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