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STUDY ON FREE LIVING AMOEBAE (ACANTHAMOEBA) IN ASSOCIATION WITH CONTACT LENSES
|Authors:||Mohamed H. Saleh MD, Osman A. Salah-EI Din MDand Ragaey R. Fahmy MD|
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In Bertha locality, free living amoebae (FM) were isolated from 60% of 100 soft daily wear contact lenses, obtained from 50 contact lens wearers showing an improper lens care system and having proplerns with their lenses. Acanthamoeba and Naegieria species represented 63.3% and 36.7% of the isolated FM strains; respectively. The isolated FM in the present study were non pathogenic as proven by concanavalin A-induced agglutination test and experimental animal pathogenicity test. Proper lens care system is essential in patients using contact lenses.