The epidemic of Acanthamoeba keratitis: where do we stand?

  title={The epidemic of Acanthamoeba keratitis: where do we stand?},
  author={Debra A. Schaumberg and Kristin K Snow and Mohamad R. Dana},
  volume={17 1},
PURPOSE To review from a historical perspective the recent epidemic of Acanthamoeba keratitis and its association with the use of contact lenses and to provide a summary of recent techniques that have allowed earlier diagnosis and treatment. METHODS The authors reviewed available literature on Acanthamoeba keratitis from 1973 to the present, with emphasis on the history of the epidemic and its association with contact lenses, identification of risk factors, preventive measures, and current… CONTINUE READING

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