Acanthamoeba keratitis: a challenge in diagnosis and the role of amniotic membrane transplant as an alternative therapy
作者: Fitri MuslimRatna SitompulLukman Edwar
作者单位: 1Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Jakarta
刊名: Medical Journal of Indonesia, 2018, Vol.27 (4), pp.299-303
来源数据库: Medical Journal of Indonesia
DOI: 10.13181/mji.v27i4.2007
原始语种摘要: Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a very rare, sight-threatening corneal disease caused by the infection of a free-living amoeba. The aim of this report was to demonstrate the challenges in the diagnosis of AK with an atypical presentation. Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) was done in this case to accelerate wound healing. A woman who frequently used contact lens came with redness and a whitish spot in her left eye 2 weeks before admission. There was a history of rinsing contact lens in tap water. The patient had already been on a topical steroid for 2 weeks. Visual acuity of the left eye was light perception with wrong projection. Examination of the left cornea showed a semi-circular central ulcer with a 5.8-mm area and 1/3 stromal depth. It is surrounded by a feathery-edge...

  • keratitis 角膜炎
  • amniotic 羊膜的
  • alternative 可选择的
  • acuity 敏锐
  • corneal 角膜的
  • conjunctival 结膜的
  • challenge 询问
  • accelerate 促进
  • ulcer 溃疡
  • keratoplasty 角膜移植术