Eye Parasites

A. castellanii is a ubiquitous organism, found in many ecosystems worldwide. It is able to survive in harsh environmental circumstances – even in some contact lens solutions – and this is not the first occurrence of A. castellanii appearing in the eye. Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a neglected malady frequently associated with contact lens wear.

Acanthamoeba infection of the cornea causes severe inflammation, intense pain and impaired vision, which is blinding if left untreated. Infection begins when the parasite is at its active feeding trophozoite stage and sticks to the corneal tissue before penetrating the lower stromal layer. The resulting opacity leads to less sharp vision and eventually blindness.

Acanthamoeba infections (not just in the eye) are being detected by clinicians with increasing frequency, especially as opportunistic infections in patients whose immune system is already compromised. This at-risk population is expanding as a result of increasing use of immune-suppressing therapies for cancer treatment and the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.

    Related Conference of Eye Parasites

    September 13-14, 2018

    11th Annual Congress on Immunology & Immunotechnology

    Zurich, Switzerland
    September 17-18, 2018

    3rd International Conference on Tumor & Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

    San Diego, California, USA
    September 17-18, 2018

    3rd International Conference on Tumor & Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

    San Diego, California, USA
    September 20-21, 2018

    Global Meet on Immunology and Molecular Biology

    Oslo, Norway
    October 19-20, 2018

    10th World Congress and Expo on Immunology

    New York, USA
    October 29-30, 2018

    6th International Conference on HIV/AIDS, STDs and STIs

    San Francisco, USA
    November 22-23, 2018

    World Conference on Vaccine and Immunology

    Bucharest, Romania
    November 26-27, 2018

    3rd International Conference on Autoimmunity

    Dublin, Ireland
    December 06-08, 2018

    Annual Congress and Expo on Antibiotics

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    March 04-05, 2019

    10th Molecular Immunology & Immunogenetics Congress

    Barcelona, Spain
    March 18-19, 2019

    11th Global Summit on Immunology and Cell Biology

    Sydney, Australia
    June 13-14, 2019 |

    10th European Immunology Conference

    Berlin, Germany

    Eye Parasites Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in