Date of Award

5-1991

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

Dr. Diane Yolton, Ph.D., O.D.

Abstract

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a relatively rare, but devastating infection of the cornea caused by amoeba of the genus Acanthamoeba. Laboratory and clinical diagnosis will be discussed, along with the risk factors associated with contracting this infection. Current treatment regimens available and the efficacy of these treatments will be examined.

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Optometry Commons

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