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Research & Reviews 13 results
The Journal of International Medical Research; Wu J, Xie H
Mar 24th, 2021 - Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a rare but severe ocular infection with a significant risk of vision loss. Contact lens use is the main risk factor for AK. The orthokeratology (OK) lens, a specially designed contact lens, has been used worldwide as...
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Shing B, Singh S et. al.
Feb 26th, 2020 - Current treatments for Acanthamoeba keratitis rely on a combination of chlorhexidine gluconate, propamidine isethionate, and polyhexamethylene biguanide. These disinfectants are nonspecific and inherently toxic, which limits their effectiveness. F...
Annals of Parasitology; Kot K, Łanocha-Arendarczyk NA et. al.
Feb 6th, 2019 - Amoebas from the genus Acanthamoeba are cosmopolitan organisms, which can exist as free-living organisms and as parasites within host tissue. Acanthamoeba infection present a serious risk to human health and are characterized by high mortality, es...
BMJ Case Reports; Singh RB, Batta P
Sep 21st, 2018 - A 36-year-old male, soft contact lens wearer was referred by his primary ophthalmologist for corneal ulcer of the right eye (OD), which was persistent despite topical fluoroquinolone therapy for 1 month. A ring-shaped infiltrate typically seen in ...
Parasites & Vectors; Magnet A, Gomes TS et. al.
Jan 24th, 2018 - The use of contact lenses has increased in recent years as has the incidence of Dry Eye Syndrome, partly due to their use. Artificial tears are the most common treatment option. Since these changes can facilitate Acanthamoeba infection, the presen...