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.

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I am having problems wearing my contact lenses due to giant papillary conjunctivitis. What are ways to alleviate this condition?

Less hours of wear. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (commonly referred to as gpc) is basically an allergy to the proteins that stick to your contact lenses. It is see not uncommonly in patients who over-wear their lenses, sleep in their lenses and or do not change their lenses regularly. While it is impossible to eliminate, sometimes using what is called a mast cell stabilizer will help. See your ophthalmologist. Read more...
Drops, change lenses. 1. In the acute phase, taking a break from the lenses and using drops to relieve the inflammation can be very helpful. Some otc drops work, but we can get quicker improvement with prescription drops. 2. If the problem keeps happening, then i find changing to a more modern contact lens is very effective at preventing the problem. - joseph fishkin, md - your local, northern nj, ophthalmologist. Read more...

How common is giant papillary conjunctivitis in patients who do not wear contacts?

Quite common. In areas with high environmental allergic potential - chronic allergies and vernal conjunctivitis produce giant papules without contact lens use. Of course, most cases are contact lens related and often improve with antihistamines and hydrogen peroxide disinfection regimens. Read more...
Medium. Can be common in contact lens wear otherwise, may happen with allergic or vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Read more...

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...

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...

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

Dailies. Sometimes, no contact lens wear at all (at least a contact lens holiday). But could try reduced wear schedule and dailies (throw away each day), and topical medications prescribed for gpc. Read more...
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...

Optometry just diagnosed me with giant papillary conjunctivitis but I have never worn contacts. He prescribed prednisalone. Says something could have?

Could be GPC. Most giant papillary conjunctivitis in this country is related to contact lens solution allergy but some can occur without this stimulus. Prednisone eyedrops are the standard treatment but might have some side effects. Suggest that you see a real doctor, an ophthalmologist , for a second opinion. Read more...

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...

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...