Amoebic keratitis

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Amoebic keratitis

A rare corneal infection due to the protozoan Acanthamoeba that generally occurs in contact lens wearers and that is characterized by severe ocular pain blepharospasm photophobia eye tearing blurred vision and foreign body sensation. It can lead to impaired visual acuity if not treated promptly.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version February 2024

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