Acanthamoeba keratitis

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What is acanthamoeba keratitis?

Acanthamoeba Keratitis is a rare infection of the eye in which a type of amoeba, known as Acanthamoeba, invades the cornea. This condition is serious and can result in permanent visual impairment or blindness.

Common symptoms reported by people with acanthamoeba keratitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with acanthamoeba keratitis

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Compare treatments taken by people with acanthamoeba keratitis

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Who has acanthamoeba keratitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 1
40s 3
50s 3
60s 2
70+ 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 14

These charts show data from acanthamoeba keratitis patients who have completed their condition history
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