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- Describe the findings on slit-lamp examination that may distinguish Acanthamoeba keratitis from other etiologies of keratitis.
- Summarize laboratory techniques available for the diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis.
- Review the standard treatment regimen for Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and adjunct treatments that may be employed for treatment-resistant AK.
- Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to improve outcomes for patients affected by Acanthamoeba keratitis.
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- Authors: Shaan N. Somani, Yasmyne Ronquillo
- Editors: Majid Moshirfar
- Editors-In-Chief: Janak KoiralaAnna-Pelagia Magiorakos
Chief Medical Reviewer: Bharat Gurnani
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American Board of Ophthalmology
- Cornea/External Disease
- Infectious Diseases/Medical Microbiology
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