Acanthamoeba keratitis: Infection of the cornea by acanthamoeba, a microscopic water-borne ameba. The disease tends to occur in people who wear contact lens. It can accompany a bacterial infection of the eye. Acanthamoeba keratitis can produce corneal ulceration and result in severe loss of vision and even blindness. Signs and symptoms are persiste
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Infection of the cornea by an ameboid protozoan which may cause corneal ulceration leading to blindness. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare disease in which amoebae invade the cornea of the eye. ==Causes== In the United States, it is nearly always associated with contact lens use, as Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye. For this reason, contact lenses must be properly disinfected before wearing, and should be removed when
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