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A 37-year-old member asked:

When should my giant papillary conjunctivitis be gone?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
GIANTPAPILARY CONJUC: First you need to be sure it is gpc, if the diagnosis is correct, than do not wear any contact lenses till it clears in approx 2to 4 weeks.You can be prescribed mast cell stabilisers likecromoglicic acid or ketotifen, or antihistamine drops like patanol, (olopatadine) alaway, zaditor etc.Some times steroids for severe cases only, oral antihistamines can be used with the drops.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know that my giant papillary conjunctivitis is gone?

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Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Tolerance: Tolerance to contact lenses. Make sure you get the okay from your doc. She can tell if you are ready to retry contact lenses...Assuming this was what caused the gpc in the first place.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Tal Raviv
Ophthalmology 27 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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is a giant papillary conjunctivitis (gpc)?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
A process: That is generally related to contact lenses.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis?

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Dr. Ira Vidor
Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Yes: Giant papillary conjunctivitis (gpc) is a reactive conjunctivitis. It is often due to a chronic irritant (such as contact lenses or a prosthetic eye) rubbbing on the eyelid. It can also occur with severe allergic conjunctivitis (vernal conjunctivitis is an example). It can be very uncomfortable. Treatment is typically with topical corticosteroids and should be monitored by an ophthalmologist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

How can giant papillary conjunctivitis be diagnosed and what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Chronic redness, etc: This is an allergic based condition with chronic changes on the inside of the upper lid. Commonly in contact wearers with allergic underpinnings. The eye will b e somewhat red, there will be secretions and irritation. The ophthalmologist will evert the upper lid over a cotton tip applicator and note enlarged papillae coating the surface of the conjunctival lining. This is treatable.
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