Using Riboflavin and Ultraviolet Light to Treat Acanthamoeba

February 16, 2011

Ophthalmology: Acanthamoeba infection of the cornea can sometimes be impossible to treat medically. in a report of three cases, Acanthamoeba was successfully treated using riboflavin and ultraviolet light where medical treatment failed. Surgery was still needed later to remove the scars. This gives hope in this difficult disease.




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3 Responses to “Using Riboflavin and Ultraviolet Light to Treat Acanthamoeba”

  • Todd

    Thank you so much, Ari! I will do that.

  • ari

    i would suggest contacting a world-class eye hospital like wills, bascom palmer, ny eye and ear, jules stein etc

  • Todd

    Does anyone know of an FDA test program in the USA, or anyplace in Canada where the ultraviolet treatment can be done?