In Vivo Laser Confocal Microscopy Findings of Radial Keratoneuritis in Patients with Early Stage AcanthamoebaKeratitis – Corrected Proof

Objective: To investigate in vivo corneal changes of keratoneuritis in early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) using in vivo laser confocal microscopy. Design: Single-center, prospective, clinical study. Participants: Thirteen eyes (12 patients; 5 men and 7 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 22.3±4.2 years) with keratoneuritis resulting from early stage AK were included in this study. Testing: In vivo laser confocal microscopy was performed, paying special attention to keratoneuritis. Main Outcome Measures: Selected confocal images of corneal layers were evaluated qualitatively for shape and degree of light reflection of abnormal cells and deposits. Results: In all patients, Acanthamoeba cysts were observed (Read more...)

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