Acanthamoeba Infection Follow-up

Updated: Jul 06, 2021
  • Author: Theresa M Fiorito, MD, MS, FAAP, CTH®; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

Keratitis

Avoid using homemade sodium chloride solutions and swimming while wearing contacts.

Follow manufacturer's guidelines regarding cleaning contact lenses.

Heat disinfect or use benzalkonium-preserved saline for cleaning contact lenses.

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Complications

Complications include the following:

Keratitis

  • Hypopyon
  • Cataracts
  • Loss of vision

Granulomatous amebic encephalitis, disseminated disease

  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Death
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