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A case of medication-resistant acanthamoeba keratitis treated by corneal crosslinking in Turkey.
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PMID:  24455365     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Purpose. To report a case of medication-resistant acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) treated successfully by corneal crosslinking (CXL). Methods. A 26-year-old male with medication-resistant AK underwent a standard CXL procedure with local anesthesia, followed by central corneal epithelial debridement, application of riboflavin 0.1%, and UV-A irradiation. Results. The patient experienced a dramatic symptomatic improvement within 24 hours. At two months, keratitis was healed with a semitransparent paracentral scar that did not affect visual acuity. Conclusions. Our experience, considered in the context of recent studies, suggests that CXL may be an option for selected patients with medication-resistant AK and corneal melting. CXL allows patients to avoid emergency keratoplasty and experience rapid symptomatic relief.
Goktug Demirci; Akif Ozdamar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in ophthalmological medicine     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  2090-6722     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Ophthalmol Med     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-23     Completed Date:  2014-01-23     Revised Date:  2014-01-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101581018     Medline TA:  Case Rep Ophthalmol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  608253     Citation Subset:  -    
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