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What is Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) ?

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare corneal infection due to the protozoan Acanthamoeba that generally occurs in contact lens wearers and that is characterized by severe ocular pain, blepharospasm, photophobia, eye tearing, blurred vision and foreign body sensation. It can lead to impaired visual acuity if not treated promptly.

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My experience of AK

by RareConnect team published 8 months ago
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I first became aware of a problem with my left eye in the early hours of a Friday morning in September 2013. The pressure of the pillow on the area...

Ganga's Most Extreme AK experience in a nutshell!

by RareConnect team published 8 months ago
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I wore hard and GP contacts most of my life, and despite abuse over the years, western opticians always assured me my eyes were fine. Having surviv...

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