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Polymicrobial keratitis after accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking in keratoconus...
https://doi.org/10.1177/11206721211051922
European Journal of Ophthalmology; Lu Y, Yin Y et. al.

Nov 26th, 2021 - To report two cases of polymicrobial keratitis following corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and to review the literature. Retrospective case note and literature review. The first case involved a 27-year-old male who presented with ameb...

Acanthamoeba Infection
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/211214-overview

Jul 6th, 2021 - Background The free-living amoebae that cause human infections include Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and, rarely, Sappinia. All 4 genera cause serious CNS or ocular infections. Distinct from enteric pathogenic protozoa, they al...

Acanthamoeba Infection
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/211214-print

Jul 6th, 2021 - Background The free-living amoebae that cause human infections include Acanthamoeba, Naegleria, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and, rarely, Sappinia. All 4 genera cause serious CNS or ocular infections. Distinct from enteric pathogenic protozoa, they al...

Orthokeratology lens-related Acanthamoeba keratitis: case report and analytical review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7995463
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...

The Antifungal Drug Isavuconazole Is both Amebicidal and Cysticidal against Acanthamoeb...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7179639
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...

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