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Diseases caused by Acanthamoeba include amoebic keratitis and encephalitis . [ 1 ] The latter is caused by Acanthamoeba entering cuts and spreading to the central nervous system . [ edit ] Acanthamoeba keratitis Main article: Acanthamoeba keratitis The former is a rare disease

Acanthamoeba keratitis print that page

In the United States, it is nearly always associated with contact lens use, as Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] For this reason, contact lenses must be properly disinfected before wearing, and should be removed when swimming or | 2011/9/18 2:33:05

Acanthamoeba infection print that page

Acanthamoeba infection From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation , search Acanthamoeba infection is a cutaneous condition resulting from Acanthamoeba that may result in various skin lesions . [ 1 ] :422 [ 2 ] :1172 [ edit ] See also Balamuthia infection | 2010/9/26 1:56:10

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A fungal keratitis is an 'inflammation of the eye 's cornea ' (called keratitis ) that results from infection by a fungal organism. Keratomycosis is the Latin terminology equivalent of fungal keratitis - it is the fungal infection of the cornea , the anterior part of the eye which covers | 2010/9/26 7:10:06

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A contact lens (also known simply as contacts for a pair) is a corrective , cosmetic , or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye . Leonardo da Vinci is credited with describing and sketching the first ideas for contact lenses in 1508, but it was more than 300 years later

Galactosemic cataract print that page

A Galactosemic cataract is cataract which is associated with the consequences of galactosemia . Contents 1 Galactosemia 2 Diagnosis 3 Introduction to Galactose Metabolism 4 Galactose Metabolism: The Leloir Pathway 5 The Accumulation of Galactose and Subsequent Pathways | 2010/9/25 15:55:35

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Gr. "an" = "not" , + "is(o)" = "equal," + "eikōn" = "image" [ edit ] Causes Retinal image size is determined by many factors. The size and position of the object being viewed affects the characteristics of the light entering the system. Corrective lenses affect these characteristics and | 2010/9/25 23:14:35

Ocular ischemic syndrome print that page

Those with ocular ischemic syndrome are typically between the ages of 50 and 80 [ 2 ] [ 3 ] ; twice as many men than women are affected. [ 3 ] More than 90% of those presenting with the condition have vision loss . [ 1 ] Patients may report a dull, radiating ache over the eye and eyebrow | 2010/9/25 19:51:10

Congenital fourth nerve palsy print that page

Other names for fourth nerve palsy include superior oblique palsy and trochlear nerve palsy. Contents 1 Pathophysiology 2 Causes 3 Presentation 4 Treatment 5 References 6 See also [ edit ] Pathophysiology The fourth cranial nerve innervates the superior oblique muscle | 2010/9/24 17:58:53

Kearns-Sayre syndrome print that page


This triad of CPEO, bilateral pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities was first described in a case report of two patients in 1958 by Thomas Kearns, MD., and G.P Sayre, MD. [ 2 ] A second case was published in 1960 by Jager and co-authors reporting these symptoms in a