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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: Unless you have had some direct injury to the eye or to the nerves to the eye, it is probably ok. There is commonly a little difference between pupil ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Check photos: to see if has always been there . If yes, it is likely physiologic anisocoria which is fine. If this is a new change - than get checked.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Depends: Some have unequal pupil from birth. Intracranial anomaly, shyphilis, MS...can be considered. See PMD for specific exam.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Anisocoria: is a condition of unequal pupil sizes. Affecting 20% of the population, it can be an entirely harmless condition or a symptom of more serious medical ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes: An eye exam is needed to know why the pupils are unequal, as there are many causes. A slight asymmetry in pupil size might be normal for some. A dilat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well...: If you already had unequal pupil sizes (anisocoria) ; the pupils dilated under stress- it could become more apparent.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Virginia Thornley
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See a neurologist: I suggest you seek a neurologic opinion, without a thorough history and neurological examination and evaluation especially when dealing the head and c ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Emergency: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but, signs of a life-threatening amount of pressure i ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neurologist: evaluation is what you need, possibly an MRI will be needed, symptoms you described and unequal pupils require assessment, best wishes
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Brain Tumor ? : The constellation of symptoms implies a central brain tumor compressing the optic nerve and possibly other brainstem neurons in the lower part of the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How unequal: Vestibular lesion would not alter your pupil size. If an ophthalmologist examined you and determined it to be not a cause for concern, please let it b ... Read More

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