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October 1982

Cromolyn Treatment of Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

From the Iowa Lions Cornea Center and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City (Drs Meisler, Berzins, and Krachmer); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern Medical School, and the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center, Chicago (Dr Stock). Dr Meisler is now a Bausch & Lomb Fellow at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, San Francisco.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(10):1608-1610. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040586005

• Five patients with symptomatic giant papillary conjunctivitis were treated with topical cromolyn sodium eyedrops. All patients responded favorably with relief of symptoms. Four of the patients who were subsequently examined while receiving cromolyn therapy had less prominent giant papillae on the upper tarsal conjunctivae. Thus far, the treatment of giant papillary conjunctivitis has been poorly defined and is not always practical. Topical cromolyn eyedrops seem to be helpful in the treatment of this disorder.