Thygesons Superficial Punctate Keratopathy

No Cyclosporine Eye Drops in the UK

There are benefits associated with the treatment of Thygeson’s SPK using Cyclosporine. However, it needs to be used at a low concentration level. The treatment appears beneficial, yet it is not marketed at low concentrations in the UK under the National Health Service. Discussions with a local consultant in Edinburgh suggests that while the long-term […]

The Morphology of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis Lesions

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis affects cells that lie within the intraepithelial region of the cornea.  At an individual level, each entity is small, round, light reflecting cells around 10-15 μm in diameter).  The disease can present itself as a single cell entity or cells clustered in small groups or they can aggregate into lesions that […]

Corticosteroids and Cyclosporine Treatments for Thygeson’s SPK

Studying the opacities or lesions created by Thygeson’s SPK, also known as Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy, Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis and TSPK, shows a crystalline appearance on the corneal surface that resemble snowflakes.  They vary in location and fluctuate in numbers even on a weekly basis during a flare up of the condition affecting the […]

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) Disease Medical Care

Medical care for people diagnosed with Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) varies depending on the severity of the condition in each individual. There are varieties of treatments that have been tried and many experimental therapies are being tested at different locations around the world. The fact is that many approaches have been taken to treat […]

Histology of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis, TSPK, or Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy has an unknown cause and this mystery has baffled the global medical community for over 60 years. The histology of TSPK has shown that intracellular and intercellular edema at the epithelial level are commonly found in TSPK patients.  Sixteen TSPK patients were inspected with a […]

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis Imaging Studies

Phillips Thygeson is who Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) is named after when he identified and first published details in the American Medical Journal over 60 years ago in a 1950 issue. Treating the symptoms of TSPK is carried out in many ways and the methods chosen may depend on the attending physician and the […]

Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis Laboratory Studies

The truth is that Laboratory Studies regarding the cause of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) have failed to determine the cause or causes of this disease.  It is reported that medical personnel can try culturing the flora when there is active inflammation of the cornea, but it will not affect the management, diagnosis, or treatment […]

Differential Diagnoses Pertaining to Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis

The cause or causes of Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis (TSPK) continue to elude the medical community. Differential diagnoses pertaining to TSPK include many candidates. Many people have experienced pink eye or what is known as conjunctivitis that occurs when the eyelid membrane is infected and swells.  Conjunctivitis is sometimes diagnosed when the problem could really […]

Physical Characteristics of the Disease Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis

There are certain physical characteristics of the disease Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratitis or Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy or TSPK that appear in many eye patients. Even though victims may not see the lumps forming on the cornea on their eye or eyes there are other symptoms that can trigger a trip to their eye doctor. […]

Background to Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (TSPK)

The Journal of the American Medical Association (AMA) published an article about Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (TSPK) in 1950. The disease is named after the author of that article, Phillips Thygeson.  TPSK is an eye ailment that may affect one or both eyes in an individual. Sufferers of TSPK, also known as Thygeson’s Superficial Punctate […]

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