Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis

K. F. Tabbara, H. B. Ostler, C. Dawson, J. Oh

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Thygeson's superficial keratitis is a chronic disease of the cornea characterized by focal epithelial lesions. We studied 45 cases of Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis. Twenty-eight were male and 17 were female patients. The disease had been active in our patients from one month to 24 years. The clinical findings, course, outcome, and response to therapy were studied. Viral cultures and microscopic studies were performed on the corneal epithelial scrapings from ten cases. The average course of the disease was prolonged in patients who received topical steroid therapy. Subepithelial opacities were seen more frequently in patients who had received treatment with idoxuridine (IDU).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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