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Articles and Publications

Below a summary of interesting articles and publications in regard to Acanthamoeba Keratitis (AK) and Contact Lenses related.

In Vitro Topical Delivery of Chlorhexidine to the Cornea: Enhancement Using Drug-Loaded Contact Lenses and β-Cyclodextrin Complexation, and the Importance of Simulating Tear Irrigation – ACS Publications – (2020)
Controlled in vitro delivery of voriconazole and diclofenac to the cornea using contact lenses for the treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis  – Elsevier – Science Direct – (2020)
Acanthamoeba Keratitis – NCBI – (2020)
How to keep your contact lenses clean (and what can go wrong if you don’t) by Nicole Cant – The Conversation – (2020)
Alkyl-carbon chain length of two distinct compounds and derivatives are key determinants of their anti-Acanthamoeba activities – UWS – (2020)
Study shows effectiveness of ‘no water’ stickers in improved contact lens hygiene – Fight for sight – (2020)
‘No water’ stickers improves CL compliance – Insight News – (2020)
The rising incidence of Acanthamoeba keratitis: A 7-year nationwide survey and clinical assessment of risk factors and functional outcomes – Plus One – (2019)
Acanthamoeba Keratitis Fact Sheet for Healthcare Professionals – CDC – (2019)
Oral miltefosine for refractory Acanthamoeba keratitis  – Elsevier Science Direct- (2019)
How to diagnose and treat Acanthamoeba keratitis  – EYENewsUK – (2019)
Riboflavin-UVA collagen cross-linking for the treatment of acanthamoeba keratitis – AES – (2019)
Adopting miltefosine for Acanthamoeba keratitis, – EyeWorld Senior Contributing Writer – (2018)
Rare contact lens infection outbreak in the UK is a concern for Australia too – Financial Review – (2018)
Preventing serious eye infection in contact lens wearers – UNSW – (2018) 
Acanthamoeba Keratitis: A Case Study for Outbreak Investigations – Cybersight – (2018)
Acanthamoeba Keratitis: What Contact Lens Wearers Need To Know By Edward S. Bennett, OD – All About Vision – (2018)
New treatments for Acanthamoeba keratitis: review of clinical cases by Espinosa Barberi G, Miranda Fernández S, Tandón Cárdenes L. – (2017)
How to Care for Your Contact Lenses and Eyes by Alan Kozarsky, MD WebMD Medical Reference –  (2017)
Caring For Soft Contact Lenses by Gina White – All About Vision – (2017)

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