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Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis, first recognized in 1973, is a rare, vision threatening, parasitic infection seen most often in contact lens wearers. It is often characterized by pain out of proportion to findings and the late clinical appearance of a stromal ring shaped infiltrate. It is both difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat.

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