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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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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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How do i get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How do  i get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Remove the cause: Giant papillary conjunctivitis has been linked to chronic exposure to foreign bodies, such as contact lenses-usually an allergis reaction. Treatment would involve removal of the offended source as well as ophthalmic antihistamines or mast cell stabilizers. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How can I get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Sometimes: Very difficult to do this. First stop wearing contact lenses and do now wear them until cleared by yourophthalmologist. Then you will need to treat the inflammation. I use low dose steroids but some ophthalmologists prefer antihistamine drops. Treatment takes weeks. Be patient and work with your doctor. ...Read more

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In what way can I get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

In what way can I get rid of giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Medication: The physician should assess and evaluate. If it is giant papillary conjunctivitis, antihistamines and topical steroid ointment/drops may be useful. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How do I get rid of my giant papillary conjunctivitis?

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. ...Read more

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Tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis, (symptoms, medicine, and treatment to get rid it). Can it only make eye itching without red/hurt/watery ?

Tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis, (symptoms, medicine, and treatment to get rid it). Can it only make eye itching without red/hurt/watery ?

GPC: Gpc is most often associated with overwear of contact lenses, especially if they are poorly fitting. They cause redness and irritation and contact lens intolerance. We use artificial tears and a contact lens holiday (no lenses) for a week or two, then a careful contact lens re-fit is needed. ...Read more

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What can I do about giant papillary conjunctivitis ?

Get treatment: This is a descriptive term for swelling and papule formation under the upper lid. Usually it is due to contact lens wear and the use of cleaning solutions. It is a type of hyperallergic response. It can be due to allergen contact from the environment. You may have to discontinue your contacts for a while. See your ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis and start proper treatment. ...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