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Minerva Oftalmologica 2011 March;53(1):21-7

language: Italian

Acanthamoeba keratitis: a severe disease in contact lens wearers

Comune B., Comune C.

Libero Professionista Grumo Nevano, Napoli, Italia


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Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare corneal infectious disease that can cause severe complications in contact lens wearers. Its annual incidence is estimated of 1-2 cases for 1000000 contact lens wearers. Prognosis of this serious disease can be improve with an early diagnosis, a better understanding of the natural course of the disease, and the application of current typologies of treatments.

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