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Acanthamoeba is a genus of opportunistic protozoan amebic species widely distributed in nature. Furthermore, it is part of a broader family of free-living amebae that can autonomously survive in the environment, but can also parasitize in human, the host, and result in serious infections.
Fight for Sight poll: Brits put their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits

Fight for Sight poll: Brits put their eyesight at risk through unsafe contact lens habits

Silver nanoparticles coated with anti-seizure drugs can kill brain-eating amoebae

Silver nanoparticles coated with anti-seizure drugs can kill brain-eating amoebae

New outbreak of rare eye disease identified in contact lens wearers

New outbreak of rare eye disease identified in contact lens wearers

Fraunhofer researchers pursue gentle approach to treat microbial keratitis

Fraunhofer researchers pursue gentle approach to treat microbial keratitis

Waterborne disease outbreaks can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings

Waterborne disease outbreaks can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings

UAB optometrist offers tips to keep eyes healthy during summer months

UAB optometrist offers tips to keep eyes healthy during summer months

New contact lens microbiology workshop aims at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis

New contact lens microbiology workshop aims at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis

FDA clears Abbott's RevitaLens Ocutec contact lens disinfecting solution

FDA clears Abbott's RevitaLens Ocutec contact lens disinfecting solution

Study reveals how galectin-3 carbohydrate-binding protein promotes angiogenesis

Study reveals how galectin-3 carbohydrate-binding protein promotes angiogenesis

Court certifies class action lawsuit against Abbott Medical Optics

Court certifies class action lawsuit against Abbott Medical Optics

UT Southwestern ophthalmologist receives 2009 Castroviejo Medal

UT Southwestern ophthalmologist receives 2009 Castroviejo Medal

A virus-infecting virus

A virus-infecting virus

Contact lenses are home to pathogenic amoebae

Contact lenses are home to pathogenic amoebae

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens solution linked to Acanthamoeba keratitis

Contact lens solution found to cause serious infection

Contact lens solution found to cause serious infection

Amoebe promote persistence of epidemic strains of MRSA

Amoebe promote persistence of epidemic strains of MRSA

Scientists show how MRSA sidesteps hospital protection measures

Scientists show how MRSA sidesteps hospital protection measures