Acanthamoeba keratitis

J Postgrad Med. 1995 Jul-Sep;41(3):81-2.


Acanthamoeba keratitis, common in soft lens wearers, is not commonly isolated. The reports of Acanthamoeba keratitis in Indian literature are few. We report here a case of Acanthamoeba Keratitis in a medical student using soft contact lenses, initially diagnosed and treated as a bacterial and later as a viral corneal ulcer, who responded extremely well to medical line of therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis / diagnosis*
  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis / drug therapy*
  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Ketoconazole / administration & dosage
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Ketoconazole