|Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis |
The term ‘conjunctivitis’ refers to an inflammation of the membranes that line the eyelids and front of the eye. Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is an inflammatory disorder that usually develops in contact lens wearers. GPC can result from a reaction to contact lens protein deposits contact lens mechanical irritation or soft contact lens material sensitivity. Early symptoms can include itching of eyes ropy mucous discharge fluctuating vision and excessive contact lens movement....Read More
|Understanding and Avoiding Contact Lens Complications: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis |
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the transparent membrane that covers the whites of the eyes and lines the insides of the eyelids.
Giant papillae are large nodules that form on the inside surfaces of the eyelids, usually as a result of an inflammation from protein deposits on contact lenses, a sensitivity to the lens material itself, or a mechanical irritation from the lens edges.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is a type of allergic reaction to the triggers listed above. It...Read More