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Maybe both: It depends where that description is from, but it sounds like a gross description (not microscopic) so they are likely seen with the naked eye. Though if they are papillary to the naked eye, they will usually be under the scope too. ...Read more
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
Chronic allergy: This is an allergic exacerbation of the lining of the conjunctiva on the inside of the lid especially affecting the upper lid. It is an occasional problem with prosthetic eye wearers and can be quite bothersome. Your ocularist can recommend improved cleaners and lubricants and your oculoplastic surgeon can add to that antiinflammatory medication which can make wear of the eye comfortable. ...Read more
Diagnosed CHRONIC GIANT PAPILLARY CONJUNCTIVITIS. Have enzymatic cleaned contacts/not worn them. Eyes still closed w/pus in am. Bacterial?
I have been diagnosed with lid margin dease,tears deficiency,mucus & mild papillary conjunctivitis what are treatments other than eye drops ?
Lid hygiene: Most of what you describe goes under the heading of "Meibomian Gland Dysfunction". This is a lid stagnation and drying problem. You can help with mild lid scrubbing with shampoo, warm soaks and the addition of Omega oils to your diet. The eyedrops that will help this are mild steroids for the papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more
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
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
2 different meaning:
1. Your eyes were closed you were sunbathing and your eyelids have sunburn. No permanent effect on vision.
2. Affecting vision: a. Staying in bright sun in the sand or snow for a long time, temporary sun burnt eyes, it will almost always recover.
B. Looking directly with or without protection at the sun: may get a retinal burn and have permanent decrease in vision. ...Read more
Various reasons: The conjunctiva, which lines the surface of the eye, can develop patches of pigmentation over the years to have a "muddy" appearance. Yellowish spots on the inside and outside of the iris called pinguecula are also normal changes, usually related to exposure to sun and wind. Redness can be from allergy, dry eye, and other causes. Any new pigmented place on the eye in a caucasian should be checked. ...Read more
???: I'm unsure of the question but if you have a sandy feeling in the eyes, you could have dry eyes or blepharitis. The causes are numerous. You could try artificial tears first. Seeing an eye care professional would be recommended for the best care. Since you live in Orlando, I'd be happy to help since we have a comprehensive dry eye clinic. ...Read more
Many causes: This could be due to problems on the conjunctiva from an infection or dry eye, a problem on the cornea such as a corneal abrasion, infection or recurrent problem, inflammation in the front of eye, called uveitis, or due to problems around the eye such as inflammation, sinusitis, or referred nerve pain. She good your eye doctor for and evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Many causes: Chronic redness of your eyes can be caused by a variety of issues, most commonly dryness or allergies or chronic eyelid disorders. The treatment depends on the cause. You need to consult an eye doctor to find out why your eyes are bloodshot. ...Read more
Yes: It is uncommon for a contact lens to tear in the eye. This can occur if there is a small tear at the edge of the contact when it was put in the eye. The other time this occurs is if someone wears the contact longer than they are supposed to. ...Read more
Dark circles: Dark circles around the eyes have different causes. I suggest going to a facial plastic surgeon for a consult to better understand the reason. There are various effective treatments for certain causes of dark eyes including the use of skin bleaching agents, dermal fillers, lasers and certain creams. Dark circles can be due to allergies, decrease in lower eyelid fat, hyperpigmentation and nutrition. ...Read more