New Drug May Be Effective for Contact Lens Infection
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2023 -- The combination of polihexanide (PHMB) and propamidine is safe and effective for treating the rare sight-threatening eye infection Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), according to a study recently published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over 750,000 Britons guilty of shower practice which could cause sight loss, expert warns
A common shower habit could increase your risk of a parasitic infection, commonly known as Acanthamoeba Keratitis, putting your vision at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Revive and Characterize 13 Ancient “Zombie” Viruses Isolated from Siberian Permafrost
Viruses are between 27,000 to 48,500 years old and not dangerous, but researchers say thawing permafrost may one day release pathogens capable of infecting humans Last fall, European researchers working with virologists and genetic scientists at the Aix-Marseille University in France reported having revived and characterized 13 previously unknown “zombie” viruses isolated from Siberian permafrost […] The post <a><strong>Scientists Revive and Characterize 13 Ancient “Zombie” Viruses Isolated from Siberian Permafrost</strong></a> appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 3, 2023 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Acanthamoeba Aix-Marseille University anatomic pathology Anthony Fauci MD Bacillus anth Source Type: news

Bad shower practices can cause 'permanent vision loss' - millions of Britons at risk
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the optician explained how poor shower habits can increase your risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reusable Contacts Increase Risks for Acanthamoeba Keratitis
FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 -- The risk for Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is tripled in daily wear (DW) reusable contact lens users versus daily disposable (DD) contact lens users, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Ophthalmology. Nicole... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study Reusable Contact Lenses Increase Risk of Rare Eye Infection: Study
People who wear reusable contact lenses are about four times more likely to get the sight-threatening eye infection acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) than people who wear daily disposable lenses. RELATED ARTICLES:WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Reusable contact lens users are nearly four times more likely to develop serious eye infection
The scientists also said that wearing lenses while in the shower, swimming pool or sleeping also raised the risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). This infection can cause blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Acanthamoeba Be Cured?
Title: Can Acanthamoeba Be Cured?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/13/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - October 13, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Parasite found in tap water was to blame for 24-year-old's shocking sight loss
Charlotte Clarkson, 24, a nanny from Edinburgh, was left blind in one eye after a minuscule waterborne parasite called acanthamoeba burrowed into her right cornea, the clear front part of the eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amateur footballer left blind from a parasite after he showered with contact lenses in 
Nick Humphreys, of Shropshire, noticed a scratch on his right eye in January 2018. By March, he had gone blind because of Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Acanthamoeba Keratitis Cases - Iowa, 2002-2017
In 2015, the University of Iowa Hospitals& Clinics diagnosed 15 new Acanthamoeba keratitis cases. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Acanthamoeba Infection Eye and Vision Health Eye Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Michigan woman contracts rare parasitic eye infection from contact lenses
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Traci Lawson, 50, from Lansing, Michigan, was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a parasitic infection from poor contact lens hygeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a Seattle woman ' s death from a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection, doctors write in a case study. It is believed that instead of using sterile water or... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Doctor Says a Woman Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using a Neti Pot. Are They Safe?
A Seattle woman died earlier this year after becoming infected by the brain-eating amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris, Fox Q13 reports. And doctors believe her infection started in an unusual, and seemingly innocuous, way: using a neti pot filled with tap water. Terrifying as it may be, the Seattle woman’s case is extremely rare. Worldwide, only about 200 cases of Balamuthia infection have been diagnosed since the amoeba was first discovered in 1986, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nonetheless, the incident may spook even devoted neti pot users. So are neti pots safe? TIME asked Dr. Ben...
Source: TIME: Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

Mother-of-four is left blind in one eye after a vision-robbing amoeba latched onto her cornea
Stacey Peoples, 49, from Denver, Colorado, was unable to see out of her left eye for months after she became infected with the rare amoeba acanthamoeba keratitis in 2014. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news