Parasites on the rise: a new epidemic of Acanthamoeba keratitis.

  title={Parasites on the rise: a new epidemic of Acanthamoeba keratitis.},
  author={Nisha R Acharya and Thomas M. Lietman and Todd Margolis},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={144 2},
c d t i A c i t A h ISTORICALLY, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF contact lens associated with infectious corneal ulcers in the United States have been attributable o bacteria.1,2 However, over the past two years, two istinct epidemics of contact lens-associated non-bacterial nfectious keratitis have been recognized. Last year the enter for Disease Control (CDC) alerted health care roviders and consumers of an epidemic of Fusarium eratitis, and just last month they warned of an alarming ncrease in… CONTINUE READING