Corpus ID: 7802616

Acanthamoeba keratitis: is water exposure a true risk factor?

  title={Acanthamoeba keratitis: is water exposure a true risk factor?},
  author={Emil William Chynn and Jonathan H. Talamo and Mark Seligman},
  journal={The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc},
  volume={23 1},
  • Emil William Chynn, Jonathan H. Talamo, Mark Seligman
  • Published in
    The CLAO journal : official…
  • Medicine
  • PURPOSE Water exposure has been commonly cited in the literature as a significant risk factor for the development of Acanthamoeba keratitis. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the incidence of tap and contaminated water exposure in Acanthamoeba keratitis patients is no higher than in the normal contact lens population. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients all patients diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary from 1990-1994… CONTINUE READING

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