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Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy: A review and case series.

Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) is a chronic disorder with episodes of exacerbations and remissions which span over years to decades. Typical features of the disease include multiple, grayish white, intraepithelial corneal lesions with minimal or no conjunctival involvement. The exact etiopathogenesis of this entity is unknown. However, it may have a genetic association with HLA-DR3, an antigen proved to be associated with immunogenic responses. Treatment of the disease consists of artificial tears, topical corticosteroids, topical cyclosporine, topical tacrolimus, or usage of soft contact lenses. TSPK should be considered as a diagnosis of exclusion in cases of bilateral superficial punctate keratopathy of long duration. Thirteen patients of TSPK were examined during the last 6 years (2014-2019) at our Institute. Visual acuity was 20/20 to 20/30 in majority cases. All patients required lubricants.

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