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Chronic infection

I am at my wits end. I have been getting eye infection after eye infection for over a year. At first I went to my regular doctor, then my optometrist and now an ophthalmologist.  At first they were every 3-4 months, then monthly, and now they are occurring two weeks apart. Ophthalmologist thought it was my contacts but I've been wearing them for decades with no problems. I switched to dailys anyway and got an infection a week later. Now my eyes are infected again even though I haven't worn contacts in three weeks. I'm on Pataday in the morning and a drop of Lotemax at night and the infection still came back again today. What is wrong with me?!? I just want to cry. :(  Eyelid scrubbing and tears are not helping either. And I've been checked for diabetes, I am fine. Please help.
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233488 tn?1310693103
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It could still be the contacts, you may have GPC  giant papillary conjunctivitis.   Google that and read about.  Can take 6  months or more to clear up even with stopping your contacts.

Suggest you see an Eye MD ophthalmologist that specializes in "external disease and corneal disease.  Find one near you at www.geteyesmart.org

JC MD
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Thank you, that is what my ophthalmologist calls it - GPC. Is it abnormal that most of the time it starts in my right eye and may or may not spread to my left eye?  I am seeing him again today and want to make sure that I ask the right questions.
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Should he be looking at anything other than GPC?
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233488 tn?1310693103
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GPC: leave contacts out indifinetly. Consider glasses or lasik.  Generally treated with eye drops cromolyn sodium.  If not ask about going on them

JCH MD

GPC would explain everything and its very common
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