What is giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Giant papillary conjunctivitis resembles vernal disease. This condition occurs mainly in contact lens wearers. These patients develop a syndrome of excessive pruritus, mucous production, and increasing intolerance to contact use. The giant papillae are predominantly on the upper palpebral conjunctiva and can be seen only on lid eversion. Increased deposition may also be seen on the contact lens of the affected eye.

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