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Can anyone get acanthamoeba keratitis?

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Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Acanthamoeba keratitis typically occurs in soft contact lens wearers who improperly clean and care for their contact lenses.
In particular, if a patient uses tap water to clean their lenses or swims or uses a hot tub with their contact lenses on they are at risk for this condition. Use of multipurpose solutions typical prevents this infection. Contact lenses should also never be worn overnight.

In brief: No

Acanthamoeba keratitis typically occurs in soft contact lens wearers who improperly clean and care for their contact lenses.
In particular, if a patient uses tap water to clean their lenses or swims or uses a hot tub with their contact lenses on they are at risk for this condition. Use of multipurpose solutions typical prevents this infection. Contact lenses should also never be worn overnight.
Dr. Michael Rizen
Dr. Michael Rizen
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