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Doctor insights on: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis Contact Lenses

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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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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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Will I ever be able to wear contact lenses again when I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Will I ever be able to wear contact lenses again when I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Maybe: Gpc is a condition of hyperallergic response usually to the cleaners for contact lenses but occasionally to the composition of the lenses themselves. Your ophthalmologist will provide remedies to treat this and when successful, can suggest types of contact lenses and treatment regimens which will allow the wear of contacts in the future. But first, treat the condition. ...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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I have eye problem, giant papillary conjunctivitis?

I have eye problem, 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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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...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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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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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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Are spherical contact lenses recommended for astigmatisms?

Depends: On how much astigmatism is present. People with small amounts of astigmatism (usually 1 diopter or less) see well with spherical contact lenses. ...Read more

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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more

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Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Astigmatism but wants contact lenses?

Readily available: Most manufacturers of contact lenses now have ones available to correct astigmatism. Be mindful that you are entering the presbyopic era (age related difficulty with near vision). See your ophthalmologist for evaluation and lens fitting. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Diagnosed CHRONIC GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS. Have enzymatic cleaned contacts/not worn them. Eyes still closed w/pus in am. Bacterial?

Diagnosed CHRONIC GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS. Have enzymatic cleaned contacts/not worn them. Eyes still closed w/pus in am. Bacterial?

Forms of allergic: conjunctivitis usually require anti-inflammatory treatment to settle down the inflammatory response. Once this is neutralized then removing the inciting factor, in your case contact lens or contact lens solution intolerance, should prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Best contact lens for small eyelids?

Best contact lens for small eyelids?

Placing Contact lens: The problem would be getting the contact lenses on the eye. It can be a challenge with narrow eyes or small eye lids. The smaller the contact lens may make this easier. Soft contacts all have a big diameter, rigid gas perm contacts are smaller and may be easier to put in. Check with the doctor that prescribes contacts for you. ...Read more

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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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