Culture Negative Confoscan Positive Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A relentless course.

Department of Ophthalmology, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
Sultan Qaboos University medical journal 12/2009; 9(3):338-40.
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Acanthamoeba keratitis is a protozoal infection of the eye, mainly due to the use of non-sterile solutions, like saline for disinfecting contact lenses. We report a case where delay in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis due to inadequate laboratory investigations and clinical management led to an excruciatingly painful course of the disease. The importance of non-invasive imaging techniques of confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of acanthamoeba keratitis, in the absence of positive culture reports, is highlighted in this case.

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