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ALLMedicine™ Acanthamoeba Keratitis Center

Research & Reviews  223 results

Correlation of ex vivo and in vivo confocal microscopy imaging of Acanthamoeba.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2022-321402
The British Journal of Ophthalmology; Alantary N, Heaselgrave W et. al.

Jun 25th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to correlate the various forms of Acanthamoeba on ex vivo confocal microscopy (EVCM) with in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and findings from cultured positive cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Acanthamoeba live, dead and...

Rose Bengal Electromagnetic Activation With Green Light for Infection Reduction
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05110001

Jun 3rd, 2022 - Rose Bengal Electromagnetic Activation with Green light for Infection Reduction (REAGIR ) is an international, randomized, doubled masked, clinical trial. The purpose of this study is to determine differences in 6-month visual acuity between medic...

Infectious keratitis: A review.
https://doi.org/10.1111/ceo.14113
Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology; Cabrera-Aguas M, Khoo P et. al.

May 26th, 2022 - Globally, infectious keratitis is the fifth leading cause of blindness. The main predisposing factors include contact lens wear, ocular injury and ocular surface disease. Staphylococcus species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Fusarium species, Candida sp...

Advances in the management of Acanthamoeba keratitis: A review of the literature and sy...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2022.04.003
The Ocular Surface; Kaufman AR, Tu EY

Apr 25th, 2022 - Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a severe cause of infectious keratitis and represents a significant clinical challenge. Recent literature regarding AK epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment modalities, and prognosis is reviewed and synthesized to propo...

Case Report: Novel Patient Training Technique for the Application and Removal of Sclera...
https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001905
Optometry and Vision Science : Official Publication of Th... Kwok A, Derby S et. al.

Apr 13th, 2022 - This report shares a technique that can be utilized to assist training patients to properly and safely apply and remove prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem devices (PD) or scleral lenses in order to reduce patient training nervo...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

Rose Bengal Electromagnetic Activation With Green Light for Infection Reduction
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT05110001

Jun 3rd, 2022 - Rose Bengal Electromagnetic Activation with Green light for Infection Reduction (REAGIR ) is an international, randomized, doubled masked, clinical trial. The purpose of this study is to determine differences in 6-month visual acuity between medic...

Parasitic Ulcer Treatment Trial Pilot
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03484507

Jun 29th, 2021 - Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare eye infection that is difficult to treat. The mainstay of therapy is a biguanide agent such as chlorhexidine, though recent studies have found povidone iodine to be effective for killing acanthamoeba organisms in v...

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB) Ophthalmic Solution in Subjects Affected by Acanthamoeba Keratitis
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03274895

Oct 23rd, 2020 - This is a randomized, assessor-masked, active-controlled, multiple center, parallel-group Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of 0.08% PHMB ophthalmic solution compared to the conventional 0.02% PHMB + 0.1% propamidine ...

Microbiologic Alterations of the Conjunctiva of Hot Tub-soaking Ophthalmologists
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03987178

Sep 10th, 2020 - Keratitis is a rare destructive cause of blindness. It typically affects young and healthy individuals, is excruciatingly painful, and difficult to treat. With 60% of cases mis-diagnosed at presentation, acanthamoeba keratitis carries a far worse ...

Prospective Study of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Using Acellular Porcine Cornea
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03105466

Apr 10th, 2017 - The performance of keratoplasty is hampered by the limited availability of donor cornea in many countries, especially in Asia. For this reason, attempts have been made to fabricate artificial substitutes for natural human cornea. So far, all polym...

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News  11 results

Preventable Eye Infection Cases Rise for Contact Lens Users
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/902984

Oct 4th, 2018 - Researchers have warned of a new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection affecting people in the UK who wear contact lenses. Acanthamoeba keratitis causes corneal inflammation and pain.  Around a quarter of patients infected may lose most...

Preventable Eye Infection Cases Rise for Contact Lens Users
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/902984

Oct 4th, 2018 - Researchers have warned of a new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection affecting people in the UK who wear contact lenses. Acanthamoeba keratitis causes corneal inflammation and pain.   For people who get this condition, it is hugely de...

CDC: One in 100 Contact Lens Wearers Follows All Directions
https://www.medpagetoday.com/ophthalmology/generalophthalmology/53174

Aug 21st, 2015 - Virtually everyone who wears contact lenses ignores at least one recommendation for their lenses' proper care and handling, CDC researchers reported Thursday. Survey data analyzed by Jennifer R. Cope, MD, and colleagues indicated that 99% of conta...

Water woes: Recognizing and treating recreational water illness
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/101370/infectious-diseases/water-woes-recognizing-and-treating-recreational/page/0/1
Pediatric News;

Jul 21st, 2015 - Acanthamoeba keratitis is a potentially blinding infection of the cornea that primarily occurs in individuals who wear contact lenses. Risk factors for the infection include swimming, showering, and use of hot tubs while wearing contact lenses.

FDA Panel Debates New Guidance for Proper Use of Contacts
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/825133

May 14th, 2014 - When revising guidelines for manufacturers of contact lenses and lens care products, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff members should not require the industry to be responsible for patient noncompliance with using products as directed. T...

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