Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 28

Allergy

 

Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a chronic inflammatory process that leads to the production of giant mucosal ducts, or papillae, on the conjunctival lining of the upper eyelids. The immunopathologic mechanism is complex and is theorized to be a mechanical trauma culminating in a mast cell-mediated delayed-type hypersensitivity.

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