Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Scott Overton


Over the past ten years, Acanthamoeba has become recognized as the entity of a sight threatening chronic keratitis and corneal ulceration with increasing frequency. The reason for the recent prevalence of definitive diagnosis is primarily due to the increase in published information and a heightened awareness by eye care practitioners of this opportunistic organism. It is the intent of this paper to enhance the awareness of its readers and consolidate the information available in the current literature.

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