ArticlesA Case of Acanthamoeba Keratitis as a Result of a Cosmetic Contact LensGagnon, Michael R. M.D.; Walter, Keith A. M.D.Author Information From the Department of Ophthalmology Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC. The authors have no proprietary interest in any aspect of this report. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. M.R. Gagnon, Department of Ophthalmology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1033; e-mail: [email protected] Accepted March 5, 2005. Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice: January 2006 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 37-38 doi: 10.1097/01.icl.0000177434.64485.7c Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose. To describe a case of Acanthamoeba keratitis that resulted from a cosmetic contact lens purchased from an unlicensed vendor. Methods. Case report. Results. A 26-year-old man developed Acanthamoeba keratitis from a cosmetic contact lens and ultimately required a penetrating keratoplasty. The patient then developed angle-closure glaucoma and required a trabeculectomy. Conclusions. This case shows the potential ocular danger involved with unauthorized sale of cosmetic contact lenses. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.