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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2012, Article ID 484892, 6 pages
Review Article

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Department of Ophthalmology, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, London E11 1NR, UK

Received 13 July 2012; Accepted 17 November 2012

Academic Editor: Chi-Chao Chan

Copyright © 2012 Benjamin Clarke et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper aims to review the recent literature describing Acanthamoeba keratitis and outline current thoughts on pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment as well as currently emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities.