SPK

What is SPK? Superficial Punctate Keratitis:

What is SPK? Superficial Punctate Keratitis Superficial Punctate Keratitis means that the surface of the Cornea is so dry from Inflammation (-itis…thus keratitis: -kera means Cornea), that the Cornea’s surface epithelial cells have died and left a bare area of underlying Bowman’s membrane (the layer under the epithelium). When we put a yellow drop called Fluoresceine, …

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Severe Meibomian Gland Loss on Lipiview; Also: What is SPK? Superficial Punctate Keratitis

Severe Meibomian Gland Loss and Dysfunction I saw an older gentleman with significant redness of both  eyes with his eyelashes growing abnormally toward his cornea (trichiasis) and significant Corneal SPK (see below). This is his Right Eye (below on left) with upper lids fipped to see Meibomian glands.  This is his Left Eye (on the right …

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