Confocal Scanners for diagnosis of AK

Did you know that the best golden tip to help diagnosed Acanthamoeba Keratitis is a confocal scanner – it gives the doctor the opportunity to see if there are cyst. Thanks to the confocal scanner I was diagnosed and could start my treatment immediately. Every country and big eye hospital should have one! The more time it takes to diagnosed AK the more damage is done.

A confocal scanner or in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) is an emerging non-invasive imaging and diagnostic tool, which enables morphological and quantitative analysis of ocular surface microstructure, both in health and disease Infective keratitis identification of the causative organism in patients with infective keratitis is of considerable clinical importance and several studies have revealed the usefulness of confocal microscopy in diagnosing Acanthamoeba keratitis

Is not invasive nor painful. They will numb your eye with drops and use a gel (like the gel when they do echo’s) so they can move around easily.

Please find below a list of hospitals that do have in-house a confocal scanner.

Australia

Royal Perth Hospital
Perth – Australia
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Sydney Eye Hospital
Sydney – Australia
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Brasil

Eye Clinic
São Paulo – Brasil
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Departamento de Oftalmologia e Ciências Visuais EPM – UNIFESP – HSP
São Paulo – Brasil
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Germany

Universitatsmedizin Mainz –  Augenklinik 
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz
Germany
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Netherlands

VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam  The Netherlands
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Academic Hospital Maastricht
Maastricht – The Netherlands
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UMC Utrecht
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
The Netherlands
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The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Rotterdam – The Netherlands
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Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen – The Netherlands
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New Zealand

Greenlane Clinical Centre
Auckland – New Zealand
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Auckland City Hospital
Auckland – New Zealand
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South Africa

Optimed Eye and Laser Clinic
1199 Woodlands Dr
Queenswood
Pretoria 0186
South Africa
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Spain

Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos
Madrid – Spain
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United States

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor – Michigan – United States
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Beverly Hills Center for Vision Correction
Beverly Hills – California – United States
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Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center) at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Boston – Massachusetts  – United States
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Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Boston – Massachusetts  –United States
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New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Center
Boston – Massachusetts  – United States
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago – Illinois – United States
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Cornea Associates of Texas
Dallas – Texas – United States
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas  – Texas – United States
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Duke Eye Center at Duke University Hospital
Durham – North Carolina – United States
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UF Health Shands Hospital
Gainesville – Florida – United States
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Midwestern University
Glendale – Arizona – United States
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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City – Iowa – United States
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UCLA – The University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles – California – United States
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Minnesota Eye Consultants
Minneapolis – Minnesota – United States
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Cornea Consultants of Nashville
Nashville – Tennessee – United States
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UCI Medical Center
Marjan Farid, MD & Olivia L. Lee
Orange – California – United States
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Dean McGee Eye Institute
Oklahoma City – Oklahoma – 
United States
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Riverwoods Eye Center
Provo – Utah – United States
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UCSF Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
San Francisco – California – United States
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United Kingdom

St Pauls Eye Unit Within Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Liverpool – United Kingdom
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Moorfields Eye Hospital
London – United Kingdom
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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Manchester – United Kingdom
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Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham – United Kingdom
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