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Research & Reviews  191 results

Anterior Scleral and Limbal Inflammatory Necrosis After Adjuvant Miltefosine for Recalc...
https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002849
Cornea de la Presa M, Ibach M et. al.

Sep 7th, 2021 - The purpose of this study was to report a retrospective case series of anterior scleral and limbal inflammatory necrosis after adjuvant miltefosine for recalcitrant Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). A case series and literature review. Four eyes of 3 p...

Combined Phialemonium curvatum and Acanthamoeba Keratitis: The Importance of Early Diag...
https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000002660
Cornea Roszkowska AM, Severo AA et. al.

Sep 5th, 2021 - To report the clinical and confocal findings of a unique case of combined Phialemonium curvatum and Acanthamoeba keratitis and to highlight the role of the prompt diagnosis and specific medical treatment in preserving visual function. A case repor...

Applications of medicinal chemistry for drug discovery against Acanthamoeba infections.
https://doi.org/10.1002/med.21851
Medicinal Research Reviews; Ahmed U, Anwar A et. al.

Sep 3rd, 2021 - Acanthamoeba is a genus of free-living amoebae, pervasively found in the environment. Most of its pathogenic species are the causative agent of sight-threatening Acanthamoeba keratitis and fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Despite the adva...

Corneal Manifestations of Miltefosine Toxicity in Acanthamoeba Keratitis.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2021.06.001
Ophthalmology Matoba A, Weikert MP et. al.

Aug 24th, 2021 - Corneal Manifestations of Miltefosine Toxicity in Acanthamoeba Keratitis.|2021|Matoba A,Weikert MP,Kim S,|

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News  9 results

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...

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...

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...

Shedding New Light on a Potentially Blinding Eye Infection
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/769679

Aug 27th, 2012 - Hello. I'm Dr. Allison Brown, an epidemiologist with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I am here today as part of the CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape. I would like to speak w...

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