Table 5

Treatment and outcome among the 106 AK patients

No (%)
Antiamoebal medical therapy:
    Propamidine/hexamidine86 (81)
    PHMB72 (68)
    Chlorhexidine40 (38)
    Neomycin25 (24)
    Oral/topical antifungal 7 (7)
Duration of medical therapy
(excluding 39 patients still on medication/lost to follow up)
    Mean:5.2 months
    Median:4.3 months
    Range:25–503 months
Surgery (14 patients)
    Penetrating keratoplasty9
    Superficial keratectomy6
    Cataract extraction5
    Amniotic membrane transplant2
    Trabeculectomy/cyclodiode2
    Lid surgery2
    Lamellar keratoplasty (41 patients still under review)1
Final visual acuity:
    Discharged patients (54 eyes)
            6/6 or better37 (68)
            6/914 (26)
            6/12 3 (6)
    Patients under review or lost to follow up (60 eyes)
            6/6 or better19 (32)
            6/912 (20)
            6/12 7 (12)
            6/18–6/60 9 (15)
            1/60–3/60 2 (3)
            Hand movements/perception of light 9 (15)
            No recent acuity available 2 (3)