Acanthamoeba Keratitis Info is a place where you can find useful information if you or anyone you know is going through AK and also to bring awareness to contact lenses users.
Latest News, Articles and Testimonials
Study shows effectiveness of ‘no water’ stickers in improved contact lens hygiene
Fight for sigth – 3 July 2020 –
Fight for Sight has welcomed the results of a controlled trial published in scientific journal Eye this month, which proves the effectiveness of ‘no water’ stickers on contact lens packaging. Water exposure during contact lens wear has been associated with certain eye diseases, which can cause sight loss. The ‘no water’ stickers remind wearers to avoid water when using, rinsing or storing lenses. Read more
‘No water’ stickers improves CL compliance
Insight News – 23 June 2020 –
New Australian research has shown that infographics on contact lens cases can improve behaviour to avoid water-related corneal infections, in findings that challenge common assumptions about patients and lens hygiene habits.
The study, conducted at the University of New South Wales, aimed to determine the effect of ‘no water’ lens case stickers on patient behaviour and storage case contamination. Read more
NCBI – 28 april 2020
Authors: Shaan N. Somani; Yasmyne Ronquillo; Majid Moshirfar. Affiliations: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Hoopes Vision Research Center University of Utah/John Moran Eye Center; Hoopes Vision/HDR Research Center; Utah Lions Eye Bank. Acanthamoeba is a genus of protozoans that are ubiquitously present in various habitats, including water, air, soil, and dust. First diagnosed in 1974, Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a potentially sight-threatening ocular infection that often carries a poor prognosis due to significant delays in diagnosis. Causes of AK appear to be multifactorial, but most cases have been linked to contact lens wear and their cleaning solutions. Read more
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The site is put together by ex-patients of AK, not medically trained in any way. We hope you will find this information helpful but please if in any doubt ALWAYS seek advice/treatment from an ophthalmologist/corneal specialist