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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

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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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What type of contacts should people who have giant papillary conjunctivitis use?

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

Daily: Avoid long term use of contacts of same contact or wear. Daily contact are a better choice if some one has allergy or papillary reaction. ...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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If you had gpc (giant papillary conjunctivitis) do you have to wear disposable contacts?

Gpc common/contact : Gpc is a common complication of contact lens wear.This is ige mediated and allergic symptoms accompany papilary changes in palpabral conjunctiva.Similar reactions are seen in ocular prosthesis patients should discontinue the use of all contact lenses for 2 to 4 weeks, as the symptoms are gone and there is improvement .Antihistamine drops and mast cells atabilisers are used and steroid can be used. ...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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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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How do I know if I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

How do I know if I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Remove contact lens: If you remove contact lens for few days and the conjunctivitis is resolving it is due to giant papillary conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

I need help! How do I know if I have giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Slit lamp exam: See an ophthalmologist for complete eye exam. External, slit lamp and retinal exam should be done to rule out other conditions ...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