Information for Medical Professionals
Clinicians: For 24/7 diagnostic assistance, specimen collection guidance, shipping instructions, and treatment recommendations, please contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100. More detailed guidance is under Information for Public Health & Medical Professionals.
Clinicians: CDC no longer provides miltefosine for treatment of free-living ameba infections. Miltefosine is now commercially available. Please visit impavido.com for more information on obtaining miltefosine in the United States. If you have a patient with suspected free-living ameba infection, please contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center at 770-488-7100 to consult with a CDC expert regarding the use of this drug.
Video: CDC Expert Commentary on Medscape
CDC expert Dr. Allison Brown discusses Acanthamoeba keratitis. She shares four key messages about contact lens safety that eye care providers can give patients and parents of young patients.
Treatment recommendations from The Medical Letter
Patient Education Resources
- CDC. Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
- CDC. Contact Lens Health Promotion Materials
- CDC. Podcast: Care for Your Contacts: Keeping Eyes Safe
- CDC. Acanthamoeba keratitis Prevention and Control
- CDC. Acanthamoeba keratitis Epidemiology and Risk Factors
- CDC. Vision Health (Including information about common eye disorders)
- AAO. Proper Care of Contact Lenses
- FDA. Consumer Update: Mom, Can I Get Contact Lenses, Please?
- FDA. Contact Lens Care, Demonstration Video [WMV – 2:12]
- FDA. Ensuring Safe Use of Contact Lens Solution
- FDA. Focusing on Contact Lens Safety
- Page last reviewed: August 5, 2013
- Page last updated: February 12, 2015
- Content source: