Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

Eye Deceases

(H16.1) Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

About Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy:

Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy is a kind of eye disease. There is no known reason of this disease in human beings. However, doctors across the world are now researching to find the cause of this disease. It has been expected that doctors will find the main cause of this disease and they will invent precautionary measure for the same. The detail of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease was first published in an American journal in 1950. The name of the journal is American Medical Association. The author who wrote this article about this disease was Phillips Thygeson and therefore the name of the disease is given after his name because he was the main initiator of this disease to the world.

Symptoms of Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy:

The most important symptoms of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease are blurred vision, dry eyes, sensation of having a foreign body stuck in the eye, photophobia, burning sensations and watery eyes. Sensitivity to bright light is considered as the most important symptom of this disease as the patient develops fear to watch any kinds of bright images or photographs. When any of the symptoms mentioned above occurs, doctors find a slit lamp and tiny lumps on the cornea of the eye and doctors apply fluorescein or raised bengal dye eye-drops there and then these lumps can be more easily seen. Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease can be occurred in both eyes. One of the main symptoms of this disease is getting blurred vision for long time. The infected person may encounter with sudden blurred vision while watching TV or cinema and that may prolong for a longer time and hence he/she has to consult doctor immediately.

Treatment of Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy:

There are a number of different treatments to deal with Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease but the treatment should increase as the time passes on to have good recovery. Most importantly, when the treatment of this disease starts, the symptoms disappear but it is advisable not to stop the treatment.

PRK laser eye surgery is also remarkable for this disease as this surgery has good power to get quick recovery. However, there is no full clinical surgery done so far.

Artificial tear eye-drop or ointment is good for this disease if it is used in the early stages however the case should be mild.

You can also use low-dosage steroidal eye-drops like prednisone, fluorometholone, loteprednol (Lotemax 0.5%) or rimexolone and these drugs are found effective for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease. However, you have to use these drugs with caution and the eye pressure should be regularly checked during the time you continue these drugs.

You can also use soft contact lenses.

Doctors have found ciclosporin treatment for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease which turns more effective. Ciclosporin is used during transplants of the eyes as it reduces the immune system response and therefore maximum care is needed for this treatment.

One of the most common treatments of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease is laser eye treatment. Many therapies from around the world have been trying to get a proven and successful treatment for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease over the years but so far it is not having a satisfactory result. Usage of antivirals have also had mixed results as antiviral can give only mild improvements and therefore precaution is the only hope for this disease. However, doctors are still struggling to find causes of this disease and hence, they are not clear about the steps of precautions so far.

Causes of Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy:

There is no particular cause to get infected with this disease.

Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratopathy Types:

There is no particular type of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy disease.