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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.

Countries listed below: Australia – Brasil – Germany – Netherlands – New Zealand – South Africa – Spain –  United Kingdom – United States –

IMPORTANT: if you happen to know more hospitals where they have a Confocal Scanner please contact us so we can add it.

Australia

Royal Perth Hospital
197 Wellington St
Perth WA 6000
Australia
Website

Sydney Eye Hospital
8 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Website

Brasil

Eye Clinic
Av. República do Líbano, 1034
Vila Nova Conceição
São Paulo  SP 04502-001
Brasil
Website

Departamento de Oftalmologia e Ciências Visuais EPM – UNIFESP – HSP
Rua Pedro de Toledo, 583 – 1º andar
Vila Clementino
São Paulo SP 04023-062
Brasil
Website

Germany

Universitatsmedizin Mainz –  Augenklinik 
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz
Germany
Website

Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Website

New Zealand

Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Green Lane West One Tree Hill
Epsom
Auckland 1051
New Zealand
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Auckland City Hospital
2 Park Road, Grafton
Auckland 1023 
New Zealand
Website

South Africa

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

Spain

Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos
Calle del Prof Martín Lagos, s/n
28040 Madrid
Spain
Website

United States

University of Michigan
500 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109
United States
Website

Beverly Hills Center for Vision Correction
Lawrence H. Hopp, MD, MS
8641 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 312
Beverly Hills CA 90211
United States
Website

Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center) at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111
United States
Website

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles St 
Boston MA 02114,  (other locations also)
United States
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New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Center
940 Commonwealth Avenue #2
Boston MA 02215
United States
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University of Illinois at Chicago
1855 W Taylor St
Chicago  IL 60605
United States
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Cornea Associates of Texas
10740 N Central Expy #350
Dallas TX 75231
United States
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas  TX 75390 
United States
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Duke Eye Center at Duke University Hospital
2351 Erwin Rd
Durham NC 27705
United States
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UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville FL 32608
United States
Website

Midwestern University
19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale AZ 85308
United States
Website

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City  IA 52242
United States
Website

UCLA – The University of California, Los Angeles 
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90095
United States
Website

Minnesota Eye Consultants
710 E 24th St Suite 100, 
Minneapolis MN 55404, 
USA
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Cornea Consultants of Nashville
2400 Patterson St #201
Nashville TN 37203
USA
Website

Dean McGee Eye Institute
608 Stanton L Young Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73104
United States
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Doheny Eye Center UCLA 
625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 280 
Pasadena, CA 91105 
United States
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Riverwoods Eye Center
280 W River Park Dr # 220
Provo UT 84604
United States
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UCSF Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
95 Kirkham St 
San Francisco CA 94122 
United States
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United Kingdom

St Pauls Eye Unit Within Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot St
Liverpool L7 8XP
United Kingdom
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Moorfields Eye Hospital
City Road 
London, EC1 
United Kingdom
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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Oxford Rd
Manchester M13 9WL
United Kingdom
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Queens Medical Centre
Derby Road
Nottingham  NG7 2UH
United Kingdom
Website