Phillips Thygeson was born in 1903 and became known for his studies of an eye condition he labeled, Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis. He wrote about his discoveries in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1950. Some ailments associated with Superficial Punctate Keratitis are eye discomfort, slight tearing and light sensitivity. No one has pinpointed the cause of this disorder and it usually goes untreated. If the patient experiences lessened vision, there are several options to treat Superficial Punctate Keratitis.