Symptoms Of Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Feeling Something In The Eye

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A very common complaint heard by ophthalmologists is the feeling there is something in a patient's eye. This feeling is often referred to as foreign body sensation. In many cases, there is nothing there. The cornea, or clear covering over the iris and pupil, is generally affected. This can feel like something is scratching your eye, resulting in irritation, itching, or pain. The cornea could have been scratched by a foreign body, including an eyelash, which is no longer present. However, in the case of Acanthamoeba keratitis, there is a foreign body present: an amoeba. If you believe you are feeling something in the eye, you should get the issue checked promptly to avoid permanent damage to your vision.

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