Acanthamoeba: A Review of Its Potential to Cause Keratitis, Current Lens Care Solution Disinfection Standards and Methodologies, and Strategies to Reduce Patient Risk

@article{Anger2008AcanthamoebaAR,
  title={Acanthamoeba: A Review of Its Potential to Cause Keratitis, Current Lens Care Solution Disinfection Standards and Methodologies, and Strategies to Reduce Patient Risk},
  author={Claude B. Anger and John Martin Lally},
  journal={Eye \& Contact Lens: Science \& Clinical Practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={34},
  pages={247-253}
}
  • C. Anger, J. Lally
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Medicine
  • Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice
Background. The recent outbreaks of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a rare but serious infection of the cornea, has increased the attention on the pathology of the organism and safety standards as they relate to soft contact lens (SCL) disinfection and solution formulations. Objective. To review the pathologic potential of Acanthamoeba to produce keratitis in patients at risk, discuss the complex issues involved in Acanthamoeba SCL disinfection efficacy standards and testing methods, and present… 
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