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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually not: The effects of Atropine usually wear off after several hours. It is unusual for pupils to be permanently dilated. However, if you have had surgery as ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anjana Jindal
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies: The effects of dilation typically lasts a few hours depending on the specific drops that were used to dilate your eyes. There are some drops that take ... Read More
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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
6-48 hrs: Usually for pressure test no dilating drop is used. But if you had a complete exam then the dilating drops used may keep pupils dilated for up to 48 ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Liva
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Visual field testing doesn't require dilation. Oct can also be performed without dilation although in some patients the signal strength and accuracy o ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
11 years experience Ophthalmology
Several hours: It really depends on the drops used at your doctors office. The standard drops used can keep pupils dilated between 4-6 hours. However, in some patien ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Several hours: Up to 5 or 6 hours or more for susceptible people.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
See below: The typical dilation drops used in the office for examination last for several hours after (longer in lighter-eyed individuals). Other therapeutic dil ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
35 years experience Pediatrics
Pupils dilated: Consider a toxic ingestion of a medication or poison. If he is acting otherwise normal then perhaps not likely, but if he had any other symptoms, such ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Pupil: Because a part of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic) , when stimulated, will caused two sets of muscles in your iris to change the diameter of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Atropine: Yes, leading to blurred vision
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
Dilation: Many drugs can cause pupil dilation. Some include cocaine, amphetamines, and MDMA. Additionally, some non-illicit/ recreational medications such as ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dilation: occurs because of contraction of radial muscle, (controlled by sympathetic nervous system).

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