U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

I wear the 30-day night and day wear contacts... what is the chance of the eye eating amoeba affecting my eye? (acanthamoeba keratitis)

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Very low: Acanthamoeba keratitis is associated with poor contact lens hygiene, and the use of home-made contact lens solutions. If you follow your eye doctor's recommendations regarding the proper use and cleaning of the contacts, your risk of this problem is minimal.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 49-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 29, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.