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A 40-year-old member asked:

For how long should your pupil stay dilated after going to the eye doctor?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
See below: The typical dilation drops used in the office for examination last for several hours after (longer in lighter-eyed individuals). Other therapeutic dilation drops that are prescribed can last days or weeks.
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How long should eyes stay dilated for after the eye doctor?

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
Podiatry 15 years experience
3 hours: Usually takes about three hours for the eyes to return to normal after being dilated.
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Last updated Dec 5, 2020

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