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Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Compare giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably. ...Read more

Papillary (Definition)

It means nipple-like projection or structure, such as breast nipples, on skin, at root of hairs, on the gums between teeth, or inside organs such as heart. Can also describe some ...Read more


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What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

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. ...Read more

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What is giant papillary conjuctivitis?

See below: Also called contact lens papillary conjunctivis now, it is irritation caused by most commonly contact lens use. It is itching and instability as well as inability to wear contact lenses as long as before. Treated with proper contact lens hygiene and potentially steroids, if needed. ...Read more

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

Giant papillary conjunctivitis or vernal keratoconjunctivitis, what's the difference?

GPC vs vernal: GPC usually due to contact lens overuse. Vernal (VKC): or Spring catarrh is a seasonal allergic disorder; both mediated by IgE and can look similar under microscope. See [email protected] for more info. ...Read more

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Difference between spring catarrhal and giant papillary conjunctivitis and giant cell arteritis?

Conjunctivitis: The first two can be related and the latter is a whole different ball game of more serious proportion. ...Read more

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What are the giant papillary conjunctivitis treatments?

What are the giant papillary conjunctivitis treatments?

The treatment: Is usually topical antihistamines and steroids, and discontinuation of the cause, often contact lenses. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Stop the contacts: Most cases of gpc are related to contact lens use; and stopping the contacts is the first step in getting this resolved. Anti-inflammatory drops from your ophthalmologist will also help. ...Read more

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Can you swim if giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Can you swim if giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Should be seen: Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a common complication of contact lens wear. You should see an opthalmologist prior to doing any swimming. Hard contact wearers have more problems that soft lenses. It is possibly caused by allergic like reaction on the inside of the upper lid more than lower. ...Read more

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What is giant cell arteritis?

What is giant cell arteritis?

Vascular inflammatio: It is a specific form of vascular inflammation in which there is inflammatory disruption of vessel lining, usually with visible giant cells, which is often associated with headaches, fatigue, anemia and can produce blindness. ...Read more

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What is intraductual papillary mucinous neoplasm.

Terminology: A tumor that is confined to the ducts of the organ and is making mucus. Such neoplasms are not cancers in the traditional sense, but may exist with cancer and may be precancerous. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Whats phlyctenular conjunctivitis?

Whats phlyctenular conjunctivitis?

See below: Infection/inflammation (bacterial/viral /allergic) of the eyelids (blepharo) & transparent membrane (conjunctiva) lining inner part of eyelids & the sclera (white of eye) [see image]. Bacterial may be treated with topical antibiotics/steroid combo. Allergic treated with allergy meds. Viral usually resolves on own. Small red nodules of lymphoid tissue (phlyctenulae) can form on conjunctiva. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What kind of lenses should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

What kind of lenses should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

LENSES FOR GPC: In acute cases it is better to avoid wearing contact lenses for 2to4 weeks till the symptoms improve and eye looks better on exam. ...Read more

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What is papillary thyroid carcinoma with tall cell variant?

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma with tall cell variant?

More aggressive: This is a form of thyroid cancer that has a worse prognosis than the typical papillary cancer. It is not the worst form of thyroid cancer. This is also associated with a mutation in the cancer cells call b-raf. There are some new drugs that attack this kind of tumor in later stage. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

A highly contangious condition in which the eyeball and ...Read more