Acanthamoeba and its ocular impact

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Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is increasingly hitting the headlines of newspapers and magazines that report devastating stories of individuals who encounter this painful and life-changing corneal disease. These are so important to raise awareness and publicise the tragic possibility of losing eyesight and the experience of traumatic treatment. It is of utmost importance that practitioners understand what Acanthamoeba is and what its impact is on human health and eye function. Herein, a broad overview is presented discussing what Acanthamoeba is, how it causes Acanthamoeba keratitis and what the symptoms are, and what can be done to diagnose and treat Acanthamoeba keratitis and prevent it completely.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationOptician magazine
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


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