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how typical is giant papillary conjunctivitis in patients who have never worn contacts?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Not common: Giant papillary conjunctivitis can occur from any ocular foreign body, but a contact lens is the most common one.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How common is giant papillary conjunctivitis in patients who do not wear contacts?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Quite common: In areas with high environmental allergic potential - chronic allergies and vernal conjunctivitis produce giant papules without contact lens use. Of course, most cases are contact lens related and often improve with antihistamines and hydrogen peroxide disinfection regimens.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What type of contacts should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Dailies: Sometimes, no contact lens wear at all (at least a contact lens holiday). But could try reduced wear schedule and dailies (throw away each day), and topical medications prescribed for gpc.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How common is giant papillary conjunctivitis if youve never worn contacts?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Gianr paplary conjun: Yes it can be seen in allergic conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctvitis which is a seasonal atopic disease in young people, that can become severe sometime.And lead to corneal ulcers, more common in boys.But it is more common in contact lens wearer.The condition is ige mediated, and treated with antihistaminedrops or mast cell stabilisers, and sometimes steroids.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Allergy to CL: Typically this reaction occurs in response to soft contact lens wear. It is an allergic response to the protein deposited into the contact lenses. The symptoms can be red eye, discharge, and foreign body sensation after removing of contacts. Treatment can be with discontinuing contact lens wear and eyedrops. Daily disposable contacts are good for those prone to this condition.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably.

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