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Risk factors for acanthamoeba keratitis

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:183
  1. Cherry F Radford,
  2. John K G Dart,
  3. Darwin C Minassian
  1. Research optometrist Consultant ophthalmologist Moorfields Eye Hospital, London EC1V 2PD
  2. Senior lecturer in epidemiology Department of Preventive Ophthalmology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London EC1V 9EL

    EDITOR,—We wish to respond to the letters1 about our case-control study of risk factors for acanthamoeba keratitis in people who use contact lenses.2 We undertook the study to determine the reasons for the increase in the number of cases of acanthamoeba keratitis seen at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Aware of the multiplicity of risk factors for the disease, we performed multivariable analysis and commented on factors identified as significant. David V Seal and John …

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