Impression cytology in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis with surface involvement.

@article{Sawada2004ImpressionCI,
  title={Impression cytology in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis with surface involvement.},
  author={Yu Sawada and Ching Yuan and Andrew J W Huang},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={323-8}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of impression cytology in the diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis with surface involvement. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS Three patients with culture-proven superficial Acanthamoeba keratitis were studied. Patients' medical records were reviewed for clinical information, treatment procedures and disease course. Impression cytology specimens taken from the cornea of those patients were processed and observed by bright field microscopy. The main outcome… CONTINUE READING

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