Can you tell me about giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Yes. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (gpc) is a reactive conjunctivitis. It is often due to a chronic irritant (such as contact lenses or a prosthetic eye) rubbbing on the eyelid. It can also occur with severe allergic conjunctivitis (vernal conjunctivitis is an example). It can be very uncomfortable. Treatment is typically with topical corticosteroids and should be monitored by an ophthalmologist.

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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?

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...

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...

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...

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...

When should my giant papillary conjunctivitis be gone?

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...

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...

How do I know that my giant papillary conjunctivitis is gone?

Tolerance. Tolerance to contact lenses. Make sure you get the okay from your doc. She can tell if you are ready to retry contact lenses...Assuming this was what caused the gpc in the first place. Read more...