A new in vivo confocal microscopy prognostic factor in Acanthamoeba keratitis.

@article{Zhang2014ANI,
  title={A new in vivo confocal microscopy prognostic factor in Acanthamoeba keratitis.},
  author={Xiaoying Zhang and Xuguang Sun and Chuhan Jiang and Ziwei Wang and Yun Zhang and Shi-jing Deng and Antoine Labb{\'e}},
  journal={Journal francais d'ophtalmologie},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={130-7}
}
PURPOSE To identify prognostic factors associated with poor outcomes in Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). METHODS Patients with AK treated at the Beijing Tongren Hospital between January 2008 and January 2012 were included. All patients had corneal scrapings and/or cultures positive for Acanthamoeba and visible cysts on in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) examination. Therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty was performed in patients who experienced disease progression or lack of improvement on topical… CONTINUE READING