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ALLMedicine™ Acanthamoeba Keratitis Center

Research & Reviews  236 results

Acanthamoeba keratitis.
Diagnostic Cytopathology; Desai N, Green DA et. al.

Nov 13th, 2022 - Acanthamoeba keratitis.|2022|Desai N,Green DA,Kristan J,Cimic A,Baskota SU,|

Assessment of genotypes, endosymbionts and clinical characteristics of Acanthamoeba rec...
BMC Infectious Diseases; Rayamajhee B, Sharma S et. al.

Sep 30th, 2022 - Acanthamoeba is an emerging pathogen, infamous for its resilience against antiprotozoal compounds, disinfectants and harsh environments. It is known to cause keratitis, a sight-threatening, painful and difficult to treat corneal infection which is...

Polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB)-properties and application of an antis...
European Journal of Ophthalmology; Niro A, Pignatelli F et. al.

Sep 10th, 2022 - The prevention and management of ocular surface infections is still one of the great challenges for ophthalmologists. The spread of antimicrobial resistance makes it necessary to use antiseptic substances with a broad antimicrobial spectrum. Polyh...

Antiamoebic Susceptibility in Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Comparison of Isolates From South...
Cornea Richardson QR, Prajna L et. al.

Aug 30th, 2022 - Outcomes of Acanthamoeba keratitis are often worse in India than in the United States. The goal of this study was to determine whether antiamoebic susceptibility patterns were different when comparing Acanthamoeba isolates from India with those of...

Orthokeratology-related Acanthamoeba keratitis in a 13-year-old.
Clinical & Experimental Optometry; Singh V, Lallu J et. al.

Aug 24th, 2022 - Orthokeratology-related Acanthamoeba keratitis in a 13-year-old.|2022|Singh V,Lallu J,Ramachandran N,Kim BZ,McKelvie J,|

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Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

Rose Bengal Electromagnetic Activation With Green Light for Infection Reduction

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

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

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

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

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  13 results

Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study

Sep 26th, 2022 - People who wear reusable contact lenses are about four times more likely to get the sight-threatening eye infection acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) than people who wear daily disposable lenses, says a study published in the journal  Ophthalmology. Res...

Notes from the Field: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Cases - Iowa, 2002-2017

In 2015, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics diagnosed 15 new Acanthamoeba keratitis cases.

Preventable Eye Infection Cases Rise for Contact Lens Users

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

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

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...

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Patient Education  3 results see all →