Acanthamoeba keratitis

  • Prominent corneal nerves are seen in Acanthamoebic keratitis
  • KOH mount, Calcofluor white stain & Lactophenol cotton blue stain are the methods for diagnosis of corneal ulcer caused by acanthamoeba
  • Neuropathogenic amoeba are Acanthamoeba
  • Chronic amoebic keratitis is seen in Acanthamoeba
  • Extended wear contact lens, Exposure to dirty water & Corneal trauma are risk factor for acanthamoeba keratitis.
  • Commonest cause of keratitis in soft contact lens users is Acanthamoeba
  • Radial keratoneuritis is a feature of Acanthamoebic keratitis
  • Acanthamoeba does NOT depend upon a human host for the completion of its life-cycle
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