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Recently, I've noticed if I rub my eyelid softly, I can feel

Hello! Recently, I've noticed if...
Hello! Recently, I've noticed if I rub my eyelid softly, I can feel little bumps under my lids. Is this normal?Facts about me: I'm a 29 year old, female, I've worn glasses since kindergarten, and contacts since 7th grade.
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11/21/2017
Dr.M.D.Mazumdar
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Hello,

Many contact lens wearers develop a condition known as Giant papillary conjunctivitis. It is a form of chronic conjunctivitis ( inflammation of the conjunctiva). Papillae are are small fleshy growths which can occur in response to the contact lens. They may or may not be painful. You will not feel them while wearing the lenses since the lens forms a barrier between the conjunctiva and the eyelid.

Treatment consists of taking better care of the lens by washing them with a proteolytic solution and by medicated eyedrops .

Please consult your doctor for an examination.

I hope this helps.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Do I have to wear glasses for a while to heal them? Also, I clean my contacts daily and never sleep in them. How could it have happened?

Long term wear can cause these papillae to occur. Going off lenses may not help completely. You will need to use eyedrops.

I hope this helps.

Let me know if you need more information. If not, please click on a postive rating to leave feedback.

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