Because I was an Acanthamoeba Keratitis patient and having gone though this rare disease, I can say that the sooner AK is diagnosed and treated, the better!. Is so important for us, the patients (AKWarriors), as we are dealing with excruciating pain, loss of vision (fear it will be forever), light sensitivity and fear of never going to back to our previous life. As an Acanthamoeba keratitis Patient Advocate, I ask you, even beg you, to stop puzzling with our eyes if we wear contact lenses and have been in contact with water; focus on the whole picture so you can know more of the history of the journey because it can provide useful information and do not start on steroids immediately until confirmed negative by a confocal scanner, because steroids is food for the amoeba and although at the beginning it might seen is helping .. in the long run it will worse.

Thanks for listening and helping raise awareness.
Juliette Vila Sinclair Spence, Acanthamoeba Keratitis Patient Advocate - the face behind it.
Juliette Vila Sinclair Spence
Acanthamoeba Keratitis Patient Advocate