Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis is a condition in which the inside of the eye gets swollen, red and irritated. People who wear lenses have more chance to get this condition and it can come anytime even when a person is not a contact lens user. This condition is rare with people who have stitches or artificial eyes. When this condition affects a person, large bumps re seen on the eyes underside.
This is caused by an allergy, which comes by using contact lenses or using the solution used to clean it. People who wear contact lenses and who have fever, allergy and asthma are more likely to get this condition.
The eyelid gets swollen, red and rough during the initial stage and on the later stage papillae appears on the eyelids which further grow into pimples. Some of the other symptoms are foreign particle sensation in eyes, itchy eyes, painful eyes droopy and swollen eyelids, blurry vision, mucus in eyes.
This condition must be treated as soon as possible, otherwise the cornea as well as the eyelid gets damaged, finally leading to loss of vision. One must avoid wearing contact lenses for a period of time till the eye gets healed. The wearing time of contact lenses must be reduced. Eye drops are also prescribed by the doctor to reduce swelling and itching. If the contact lenses are worn out, it is recommended to replace it. Do not use lens solution containing preservatives.