How To Treat GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis) Symptoms?
In the afternoon … I am a contact lens user a day “… because I work and I am required to use contact lenses so I make contact lenses almost every day for more than 8 hours nonstop. Now that I have symptoms of gpc, initially I became very sensitive to the light after my eyes red from smlm until now, I want to ask, is there any treatment so that my eyes are not red anymore? Can I use only insto / other eye medication?
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Previously, I would like to confirm first, have you really checked yourself into an ophthalmologist until you know that you have GPC or Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis?
The risk of secondary GPC is indeed increased in people who use contact lenses. GPC is more common in people who use soft contact lenses compared to those who use hard contact lenses. GPC in contact lens users can occur due to inflammation or chronic irritation that occurs in the eye due to dirt or allergens that stick to the contact lenses or because of allergies to the contact lens cleaning fluid used. Symptoms that can appear include:
bumps that appear on the inside of the upper eyelid
itching on the eyes
foreign body sensation in the eye
lots of eye dirt
swelling in the eyes
The best solution to overcome this condition is to get rid of irritants or allergens, in this case your contact lenses. You are advised to stop using contact lenses for a while and switch to using glasses first. If that is not possible, you can minimize the use of your contact lenses, only use contact lenses when you work alone, after that, replace with glasses. You can also replace your contact lenses with hard contact lenses that are less likely to cause GPC. Also make sure you use cleaning fluid that is specifically used to clean contact lenses and clean your contact lenses the right way. Do not use certain eye medications when using contact lenses because of the potential to change the color of your contact lenses (or make contact lenses become turbid).
If you make your own diagnosis (haven't seen an eye doctor), you should consult your eye doctor first. You need to know that the red eye on contact lens use is not only caused by GPC alone, therefore it must be examined first. If indeed you have been diagnosed with GPC, your doctor may also prescribe certain eye medications that can help overcome this condition.
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