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

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Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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