We report a case of acanthamoebic keratitis that occurred after minor ocular trauma in a healthy 31-year-old man. Multiple microbiological investigations failed to reveal the causative organism, which was identified as Acanthamoeba castellanii only after a corneal graft operation had been performed. A review of previously described cases reveals that this rare ocular infection tends to cause recalcitrant corneal ulcers after minor eye injuries in otherwise healthy individuals.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Medical journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Dec 1985|