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Klin Monbl Augenheilkd. 2006 Jun;223(6):485-92.

[Anti-infective drug therapy in ophthalmology--part 4: acanthamoeba keratitis].

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  • 1Augenklinik des Universitätsklinikums, Killianstr. 5, 79106 Freiburg. Reinhard@aug.ukl.uni-freiburg.de

Abstract

An early diagnosis of an acanthamoeba keratitis can usually be made on the basis of the patient's history and slit-lamp examination. Further helpful diagnostic steps are confocal microscopy, microbiological, and histopathological examination. In the early stages topical application of antimicrobials (combined application of aminoglycosides, polyhexamethylene biguanide 0.02 %, propamidine isoethionate 0.1 %) is effective. In the late stages a penetrating keratoplasty is often necessary.

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