When Contacts Cause Bumps in the Eye

Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a common complication of contact lens wear.   This condition requires anti-inflammatory and/or anti-histamine eye drops.  Contact lens wear should be temporarily discontinued.  Daily disposable contact lenses are recommended.

The inner eyelids usually return to normal appearance following the resolution of giant papillary conjunctivitis.  However, sometimes, there can be permanent, small, white, capped scars of the giant papillary bumps.