Journal article

Acanthamoeba keratitis: 10-Year study at a tertiary eye care center in Hong Kong

Joyce Chin, Alvin L Young, Mamie Hui, Vishal Jhanji

CONTACT LENS & ANTERIOR EYE | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To review clinical presentation, investigation results and treatment outcomes of patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) at a tertiary eye care center in Hong Kong. METHODS: A retrospective case review was performed for cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis diagnosed at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong over a 10-year period. RESULTS: Fifteen eyes of 13 patients were treated for AK over the study period. 12 out of 13 patients (92.3%) were contact lens wearers. All patients presented with blurred vision and pain, while 9 patients (69.2%) presented with redness of the affected eye. The most common ocular sign was diffuse corneal haze or ground glass appearance of the cornea (69.2%) ..

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