Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...sue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology .
are found in a variety of environmental sources i...ses such as central nervous system infections and acanthamoeba
keratitis (AK), an infection of the cornea that c...onsterile water during wear.
Insufficient anti- acanthamoeba
activity in Advanced Medical Optics Complete Mois...
Schmidt & Clark, LLP: FDA Reports Show Abbott Labs Subsidiary Failed to Disclose Parasite Eye Infections Tied to Contact Lens Solution
...idt says the documents reveal the link between acanthamoeba
Keratitis and a popular contact lens solution so...ve known, that there was a significant increase in acanthamoeba
Keratitis cases associated with Complete MoistureP...orted cases of the sight-threatening eye infection acanthamoeba
Keratitis among users of the company's Complete Mo...
70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports
...oying great success, but there is danger growing under those lenses.
Danger in the form of hard to pronounce words like fusarium keratitis and acanthamoeba
keratitis. These are nasty words that are causing eye health complications from minor eye infections to blindness. Thousands of patients will visit ...
AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers
...xperts sponsor workshop to investigate increase in acanthamoeba
keratitis and to develop new testing methods to im...e products to protect against infections from the acanthamoeba
parasite, which is common to water and soil.
Current FDA testing fails to include the acanthamoeba
parasite as part of its standard testing process,...
Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP
...n outbreak of serious corneal infections known as acanthamoeba
keratitis . AMO is currently facing several hundr...b provides "enhanced protection" against acanthamoeba
infections are also false and misleading. The dis...ub, the lawsuit contends, is not effective against acanthamoeba
organisms, and the complaint charges that AMO's ma...
Doctors of Optometry Urge Contact Lens Wearers to Be Vigilant With Lens Hygiene and Compliance in Flood Areas
...ber of cases of eye
infections. In particular, the acanthamoeba
parasite and other
micro-organisms can contaminate...ase and infect the cornea. Water
contaminated with acanthamoeba
can come from lakes, rivers, and swimming
infections are rare, but can be dangerous and thre...
Contact Lens Wearers Warned Against Using AMO Solution
...s found that it could lead to an increased risk of acanthamoeba
keratitis, a rare yet severe eye infection.
... Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution and acanthamoeba
kertitis was first suspected in 2004 by a Universi...
UIC doctors had treated 35 patients with acanthamoeba
kertitis between May 2003 and September 2006. Yu...
Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall
... federal government are investigating reports that acanthamoeba
keratitis, a corneal bacterial infection, has been...ious eye infection."
According to the AOA, acanthamoeba
are microscopic amoeba commonly found in the envir...here have been reports of increasing incidences of acanthamoeba
keratitis. Co-infection with a bacterial keratitis...
Link Between Eye Infections and Contact Lens Use Exposed
...that the use of a specific contact lens solution is very strongly linked to acanthamoeba
keratitis (AK), a rare severe eye infection.
The study, by Univers...ts correlated with previously published laboratory studies that showed that acanthamoeba
is largely resistant to contact lens solutions in general and to Complete M...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...researchers to further examine the interaction between food-borne pathogens and protozoa.
In the study protozoa (Glaucoma sp., Colpoda steinii, and acanthamoeba
palestinensis) as well as the soil-borne strain, Tetrahymena pyriformis, were cultured from store-bought spinach and lettuce and washed and allowed to...
Single cell amoeba increases MRSA numbers 1000- fold
... found in healthcare environments this discovery has implications for the infection control strategies adopted by hospitals.
The single cell amoeba, acanthamoeba
polyphagam commonly eats and digests environmental bacteria. It also engulfs pathogens such as MRSA. However, instead of being digested by the amoeba,...
MRSA use amoeba to spread, new research shows
...ournal Environmental Microbiology.
Scientists from the University of Bath have shown that MRSA infects and replicates in a species of amoeba, called acanthamoeba
polyphaga, which is ubiquitous in the environment and can be found on inanimate objects such as vases, sinks and walls.
As amoeba produce cysts to ...