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Revised: 6 October 2013, last major update February 2011
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- Rare but serious complication of contact lenses due to contamination of contact lens cleaning systems
- Organisms are ubiquitous protozoa in soil and fresh water
- Infections wax and wane, may infiltrate cornea along corneal nerve and cause pain
- Stromal neutrophils, necrotic tissue
- Amoebic cysts and trophozoites identifiable with H&E, highlighted with GMS, PAS
- Fungal or herpetic keratitis
End of Eye > Cornea > Acanthamoeba keratitis
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