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2nd Opinion Request: Efficacy of Latanoprost as a treatment

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2nd Opinion Request:
Efficacy of Latanoprost as a treatment for Contact Lens Papillary Conjunctivitis.
7 days 4 times daily followed by 7 days 2 times daily.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Latanoprost is for high pressure in the eye. If you have it, you should use it. For the treatment for Contact Lens Papillary Conjunctivitis, the signs and symptoms usually resolve in less than one week if the source of mechanical irritation (contact lenses) is removed. You should try a topical mast cell inhibitor or dual-acting mast cell inhibitor and antihistamine if your symptoms do not improve with removal of the contact lenses. You should try a short course of topical corticosteroids if your symptopms do not respond to mast cell inhibitors and who have severe disease.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Latanoprost is not for GPC from contact lenses and will do nothing for it at all! It will also not make it worse.... It is for glaucoma......

Dr. Khagihara gave you excellent advice above.

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