Treatment for Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Treatment of GPC Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
Treatment of GPC is based on the severity of the condition and the amount of patient discomfort.
Mild GPC Treatment
GPC develops slowly over time so it is often possible for an astute eye doctor to find mild GPC before it becomes a clinically significant issue for the patient. Treatment for mild cases include possibly changing the lens brand, changing the contact lens solutions, stopping contact lens wear for a short time or switching to more frequent disposal of the lenses.
Treatment for More Severe GPC
The inflammation must be controlled and reduced to alleviate GPC. Control of inflammation is accomplished with the use of corticosteroid eye drops. Master Eye Associates primarily use Lotemax® (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.5% by Bausch & Lomb). We prescribe this medicine due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties and its increased safety profile of less risk of causing increased intraocular pressure compared to other corticosteroid eye drops.
To decrease the chances of developing GPC always replace your contact lenses at the prescribed and recommended intervals and use the contact lens solutions recommended by your doctor.