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ALLMedicine™ Acanthamoeba Keratitis Center

Research & Reviews  207 results

Antiproliferation and Antiencystation Effect of Class II Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors...
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00390
ACS Infectious Diseases; Chu KB, Lee HA et. al.

Jan 8th, 2022 - Acanthamoeba is a ubiquitous and free-living protozoan pathogen responsible for causing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a severe corneal infection inflicting immense pain that can result in permanent blindness. A drug-based treatment of AK has remain...

Detection of Acanthamoeba spp. using carboxylesterase antibody and its usage for diagno...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8730387
PloS One; Kim MJ, Chu KB et. al.

Jan 6th, 2022 - Contact lens usage has contributed to increased incidence rates of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a serious corneal infection that can lead to blindness. Since symptoms associated with AK closely resemble those incurred by bacterial or fungal kerati...

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

Dec 16th, 2021 - 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...

Contact lenses contamination by Acanthamoeba spp. in Upper Egypt.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8592476
PloS One; Hassan FAM, Tolba MEM et. al.

Nov 16th, 2021 - Acanthamoeba spp. are one of the free-living amoeba that spread worldwide causing keratitis. Owing to the increase in the use of lenses, whether for medical or cosmetic purposes, the incidence of disease increases every year. Contamination of the ...

Total Anterior Staphyloma Secondary to Acanthamoeba Keratitis.
https://doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000862
Eye & Contact Lens; Sachdev A, Sachdev A et. al.

Nov 15th, 2021 - There are very few published cases of total anterior staphyloma, all of which have been reported as secondary to fungal keratitis. This study reports the clinical and histopathological findings and subsequent management of a 27-year-old healthy fe...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  2 results

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

Dec 16th, 2021 - 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...

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 ...

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News  10 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...

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.staging.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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