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Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (SPK)
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What is Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (SPK)? What is the treatment for Superficial Punctate Keratopathy (SPK)?

 

Superficial punctuate keratopathy is the superficial irritation of the cornea. This can be cause by numberous conditions including contact lens wear, dry eyes, blepharitis, viruses, conjunctivitis, keratitis, trauma, chemical exposure, UV exposure and even eye rubbing. Treatment includes treating the underlining condition. Artificial tears are typically beneficial.  Antibiotics are often used if significant SPK or if infectious etiology is suspected.

 

Treatment

Treat underlining condition

Artificial tears or ointments

Antibiotic ointment

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:47
 

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