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.

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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...

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. Read more...

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...

Giant papillary conjunctivitis isn't going away, what do you recommend?

See specialist. Most giant cell conjunctivitis is associated with contact lens use (often misuse). The treatment is to discontinue contact lenses and treat the inflammatory reaction. It often takes several weeks for this to get better. If it does not, then see a corneal and external disease ophthalmology specialist. Read more...