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Acanthamoeba Keratitis Symptoms And Treatment

Acanthamoeba KeratitisAcanthamoeba keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea caused by a microbial parasite. It is the most common form of microbial keratitis found in contact lens wearers. Studies have shown that among contact lens users, acanthamoeba keratitis is most prevalent in those who use soft-wear daily lenses. Symptoms of acanthamoeba keratitis include redness and pain in the eye, difficulty opening they eye as a result of pain and irritation, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, light sensitivity, and a feeling that there is foreign matter in the eye.

Microbial Keratitis And Contact Lens Relation

Microbial KeratitisMicrobial keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the clear lens of the eye, which is caused by a bacteria, virus or fungi. Keratitis can also be caused by injury to the eye or by chronic dry eyes resulting from aging or Sjogren’s syndrome. People who wear contact lenses are at higher risk for developing microbial keratitis than the rest of the population. Studies have shown that people who use daily soft-wear contacts lenses have the highest incidence of microbial keratitis among contact lens wearers.