A 38-year-old member asked:
how can i know if i contracted eye acanthamoeba keratitis or a bacterial infection?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Chandler answered
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam: Only through an eye exam can an infection be classified as bacterial, viral (most common), fungal (rare), or protozoal (acanthamoeba - most rare). Acanthamoeba is characterized by severe ocular pain and vision loss. It affects the cornea, usually related to contact lens wear. Viral infections cause watery discharge, swelling, itching, and are very contagious. An exam can lead to a treatment plan.
Answered on May 31, 2017
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