Although a very rare condition, Acanthamoeba keratitis can occur to contact lens wearers. Due to the risk associated with this condition, prevention is often the best solution as developing this condition may require a corneal transplant.
Acanthamoeba are one-celled organisms that are commonly found in water sources such as tap water. When these organisms enter the eye and start reproducing, Acanthamoeba keratitis results. It's estimated that up to 91% of cases involving this condition are related to contact lenses.
Acanthamoeba keratitis' symptoms are very similar to those of certain eye infections. They include:
-Feeling of something inside your eye
How is This Condition Treated?
The treatment for this condition varies greatly, and you will have to consult an eye doctor for specific information.