Surveillance for Acanthamoeba Keratitis after an Outbreak Associated with Use of a Contact Lens Solution - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Overview. Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreakCase-control study results and discussionOngoing surveillance for Acanthamoeba keratitis casesConsiderations for future surveillance efforts. Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK). Rare, potentially blinding infection of corneaCaused by free living amoebaUbiquitous in environmentPrimarily affects healthy contact lens users (CLU)Poor hygiene practicesContact w/ non-sterile water while using lensesEstimated incidence in US 1

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