Thygeson Superficial Punctate Keratitis Follow-up

Updated: Aug 01, 2016
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patients with Thygeson superficial punctate keratitis (TSPK) should be followed regularly during flare-ups; otherwise, they should be followed periodically for routine eye examinations.

Patients using topical steroids need to be seen routinely to monitor for steroid adverse effects, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

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Complications

Mild scarring can occur in cases of long-standing TSPK.

Steroid adverse effects can also occur, so appropriate follow-up is important for patients using steroids.

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Prognosis

Regardless of the treatment method selected, the visual prognosis in patients with TSPK is excellent. [2, 5, 6]

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Patient Education

Due to the chronic nature of the disease, with exacerbations and remissions, patients need to be educated that their symptoms may recur no matter which course of therapy is followed. Patients on topical steroids need routine follow-up examinations.

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