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how long does the dilation of eyes last

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: Typically a few hours, longer for lighter-eyed individuals.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
Few hours - few days: It depends on the type of drop used to dilate the pupil, the concentration of the eye drop and the color of the eye.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Less than 1 week: Atropine should not last more than a week. HomAtropine and scopolamine just a few days. If its still dilated without any other symptoms then give it ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Dilating eye drops used for examination of the eye can last from 4 to 24 hours.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Withdrawals: Pupillary constriction is associated with opiates & heroine on board body & actively causing drowsiness & euphoria. As opiates metabolize out of tiss ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rizen
19 years experience Ophthalmology
Days to weeks: Atropine is the longest acting of the dilating drops and the effects can last up to two weeks. In addition to dilating the pupil it can cause blurred ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
?: It wont go away unless excised.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bailey
72 years experience General Practice
About 20 mins: The first step, dilation of the uterus, usually takes about 10 minutes. The second step, hysteroscopy (use of a endoscope that allows the physician to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Meyer
50 years experience Ophthalmology
About 10 days: But, can have corneal lesions that persist for months- blur, irritation. Light sensitivity.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Davis
15 years experience Ophthalmology
Few weeks: It should generally resolve over the next few weeks. The key is to use warm compresses 10 minutes at a time to help decompress it.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Almost always: Normal floaters that are result of shadow of vitreous detached collagen fibers last a lifetime and are not important after a dilated exam rules out re ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
12 hours: 12 hours or less.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends.: Novocaine has not been used in the us for many years. Newer, more effective local anesthetics have replaced it. Some last longer than others and where ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Testicle Pain: Testicle discomfort usually comes from inflammation, not infection. Antibiotics are useful, but alone don't always help. I suspect you have prostatiti ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Epipen (epinephrine) duration: Epinepherine is a fast-acting med, and it wears off fast. The effect only "lasts" about 15 to 20 minutes before you need a 2nd injection or are at a h ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Tordol: Depends. Iv about 6 hrs. Im 8 - 12.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depending on the underlying diagnosis/condition that is causing your labrynthitis, the time frame of resolution will be different. Usually viral issu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually 4-6 hrs: The duration of dilation will vary with the type of dilating drop used and the individual physiology of the patient. The most common drop is tropicami ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Quinn
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Forever: Once you are in menopause - you will be for the rest of your life- you will no longer have periods.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Nicotine: It has mood altering effects, being both a stimulant & a relaxant. Best info. Regarding details of effects can be obtained if you go online & google t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Age of patient?: It is not clear what you are asking. Are you asking about phototherapy for newborns who are jaundiced? Please clarify before we can answer
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil).
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Varies: Some depends on how long and how much you used it. More too on specifics about you. Ask the Dr who prescribed for help and don't give in. You're doing ... Read More

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