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how long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
4-7 days: Atropine is a strong and persistent dilator of the pupil. It will last 3-7 days in most depending upon the biochemistry of the pupil and the color of the iris (darker is less long and blue eyes last the longest).

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Chest Pain: Not really. A person suffering with a cardiomyopathy may eventually get fibromyalgia due to the depletion of nutrients and hormones caused by the poor pumping function of the heart. But the reverse is not true....People with fibromyalgia do not go on to have cardiomyopathies as a routine outcome.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Quite variable: It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly. Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
To see retina: So, the eye physician can see most the retina. The retina is where diabetes damage occurs.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated more than once a year

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Diabetic damage: When the diabetes is uncontrolled or when there is diabetes damage in the retina.
A 45-year-old member asked:

I have brown eyes that are turning gray from the outer rim toward the pupil. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Daniel Bustos
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Probably not: What you are likely observing is a ring of white around the edge of the cornea called arcus senilis. This is very common and is indicative of age-related deposition of cholesterol in the eye. It is a good reason to have your pcp check your cholesterol but otherwise usually isn't something to worry about unless you have this in one eye and not the other.

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