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      Acanthamoeba Keratitis

      Ophthalmologica

      S. Karger AG

      Treatment, Prevention, <italic>Acanthamoeba</italic> keratitis, Epidemiology, Diagnosis

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          The first Acanthamoeba keratitis was found in 1974, and the first Japanese case was reported in 1988. We devided the clinical features to three stages, and described clinical features in each stage. Diagnosis was suspected from clinical history and features, and definite diagnosis was made by direct examination or culture. We recommended the triple procedures consisted from systemic antifungal drug, topical anti-amoebic eye drops, and surgical debridement of the lesion for optimal treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis. Prevention must be aimed at education of eye care practitioners and contact lens wearers.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          1997
          1997
          01 April 2010
          : 211
          : Suppl 1
          : 39-44
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Women&rsquo;s Medical College, Daini Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
          Article
          310885 Ophthalmologica 1997;211:39–44
          10.1159/000310885
          9065937
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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