Acanthamoeba keratitis

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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acanthamoeba keratitis

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

``Acanthamoeba`` keratitis is a rare disease in which amoebae invade the cornea of the eye. It may result in permanent visual impairment or blindness. ==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...
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