Critical segment of the early diagnosis and therapy for orthokeratology associated acanthamoeba keratitis

Authors: Liu Chang,  Zhou Qizhi,  Wang Zhiqun,  Zhang Yang,  Sun Xuguang

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2020.03.010
Published 2020-03-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2020,38(03): 217-219.

Abstract

with the increasing prevalence of myopia in Chinese children, there are more methods for its prevention and control.Orthokeratology is one of the most appealing techniques for myopia correction.In recent years, an increasing number of hospitals have applied this technology, and its acceptance among patients is increasing.The safety of the orthokeratology have drawn increasing attention, especially in relation to orthokeratology-associated infectious keratitis.Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is one of the most worrying diseases.The onset of AK is slow, and its early clinical manifestation is particularly atypical, which often leads to incorrectly diagnosis, so as to mistreatment or delay of medical therapy, and subsequently irreversible impairment of visual function.Therefore, it is very important to reinforce the knowledge of its early symptoms in order to improve the early diagnosis level, and manage the associated risk factors.Early diagnosis and promper treatment can contribute to good visual outcomes.

Key words:

Myopia; Orthokeratology; Acanthamoeba keratitis; Therapy; Complications

Contributor Information

Liu Chang
Beijing Aier Intech Eye Hospital, Aier Corneal Institute, Beijing 100021, China
Zhou Qizhi
Chongqing Aier Intech Eye Hospital, Aier Corneal Institute, Chongqing 400020, China
Wang Zhiqun
Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100005, China
Zhang Yang
Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100005, China
Sun Xuguang
Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100005, China, is working at Aier Corneal Institute, Beijing 100021, China
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