A 12-year-old male asked:
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what could be causing my 6 year old's pupils to stay dilated? he has extreme light sensitivity. pupils eventually dilate, but very slowly.

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Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
34 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 as altered mental status, vomiting, fever, etc then urgent medical attention may be warranted. A urine sample possibly could be used for testing for toxin exposure.
Answered on Mar 5, 2014

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