GPC - How long should it take to recover ?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Peter Hansen, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Peter Hansen

    Peter Hansen Guest


    I have been suffering from GPC for quite some time now. My eyes are
    constantly irritated and burning, especially when in dry environments.

    As you are probably aware, GPC is caused by wearing contact lenses.
    For that reason I've been completely out of contacts for the last
    three months and have been using eyedrops (Zaditen) daily for all that
    time. The problem is that my eyes are no better, or worse...

    I called my ophthalmologist's office this morning and his secretary
    seems to thinks that I just need to wait it out. I'm not so sure.
    Three months is a long time to be using eyedrops without seeing any
    improvement, I think

    Three months out of contacts has made me think that there might be
    other causes for my constantly irritated and burning eyes.

    So my questions are:

    1) How long should it take before I begin to see any improvement ?
    2) Should my doctor be considering other causes (dry eyes, rosacea,
    Peter Hansen, Feb 12, 2004
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  2. Peter Hansen

    Peter Hansen Guest

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    Sounds like good advice. Will do, made an appointment earlier today.

    I still do have that white discharge so I think I'll ask my eye
    doctor for some steroids, if appropriate.

    Kind regards
    Peter Hansen
    Peter Hansen, Feb 12, 2004
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