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Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis

Definition: This is a rare corneal disease caused by protozoan parasites living in water that is not perfectly sterile (tap water, swimming pools, mineral water) and soil. Very aggressive, it can cause a painful, central corneal abscess. It requires rigorous hygiene for lens wearers. Also known as AMIBIAN KERATITIS.

Hierarchical classification:

  • Parasitic diseases
  • Ocular parasites
  • Acanthamoeba keratitis


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