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A 40-year-old member asked:

what to do if giant papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See optometrist: You need to see your optometrist to get eval and may need to change to different types of contact lenses.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
See ophthalmologist: You need to see an ophthalmologist md or do especially one who deals with these problems. It can also be a sign/symptom of undiagnosed eyelid disease or abnormality.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
Stop Contact lenses: One of the main causes is soft contact lens use. Part of the treatment will likely be to reduce or discontinue usage.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
GPC: What are you doing to treat and/or prevent? Discontinue your contact lens usage and possibly you need to use topical steroid drops. This should be evaluated by an eye specialist and treatment customized to your particular situation and responses to treatment.

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How can I prevent conjunctivitis?

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Home remedy: Just apply neosporin oint on top of eye lids - otc when you go to bed to prevent this.
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Can I get rid of conjunctivitis in one day?

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Maybe: Remember conjunctivitis is a symptom - if you can successfully identify the causative agent and treat it then you should get well soon. A visit to your ophthalmologist would be a good idea.
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Does penicillin work to get rid of conjunctivitis?

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Generally...: ...Not the first choice, though it will probably work in some cases.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Giant papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away, what do you recommend?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See specialist: Most giant cell conjunctivitis is associated with contact lens use (often misuse). The treatment is to discontinue contact lenses and treat the inflammatory reaction. It often takes several weeks for this to get better. If it does not, then see a corneal and external disease ophthalmology specialist.

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