• Trophozoites and cysts of amebas were found within the necrotic cornea of an enucleated eye. The organism was identified, by indirect immunofluorescent staining using specific antiserum, to be Acanthamoeba castellani. This case report illustrates the difficulty of clinical diagnosis and typical inefficacy of medical therapy shown in other reports of this rare keratitis.
Key SN, Green WR, Willaert E, Stevens AR, Key SN. Keratitis due to Acanthamoeba castellani: A Clinicopathologic Case Report. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(3):475–479. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030471005
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: