Thygesons Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

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HLD DR3 antigen affects response to Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis

In 1981, Richard W. Darrell, MD, reviewed literature relating to TSPK and its association with a histocompatibility antigen HLA DR3.  Both HLA D and HLA DR antigens are associated with the immune response genes, and HLD DR3 antigen may interfere with the immune response of patients of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis to endogenous and exogenous […]

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis Prognosis

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis prognosis means that some patients suffering with Thygeson’s SPK are surprised to learn that the outcome is usually manageable. The disease often appears, and then goes into remission only to reappear again. That scenario may happen for a period of four years in the average patient. In some rare cases Thygeson’s […]

Epidemiology of Thygesons Superficial Punctate Keratitis

Researchers have studied the cause and effect of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis or Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (TSPK) looking for patterns and commonalities that can help form useful conclusions.  The epidemiology behind Thygeson’s SPK has experienced many blocks and detours while compiling statistics and analyzing information about this elusive disease. Epidemiologists have collected detailed data […]

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