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A 37-year-old member asked:

i just wanted to know can opthamologist diagnose adie's tonic pupil?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually the first: Pupillary abnormalities are usually brought to the attention of an ophthalmologist as the logical choice. If the symptoms are suggestive, and the findings fit the pattern, then adie's pupil can be diagnosed. Early in the course of this largely benign condition, there is some ambiguity and you might have no diagnosis or a wrong diagnosis until the condition becomes clear cut.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Tonic pupil -- need some info. Help please?

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Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology 20 years experience
Adies and others: A tonic pupil is one that reacts to light very sluggishly if at all. It is typically larger than the other pupil, but can be the smaller of the two if present for a long time. The most common is adies tonic pupil which is benign and can be part of something called adies syndrome which is also fairly benign. There are some more serious conditions associated with tonic pupil. Go see your eye md.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What could tonic pupil be?

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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Adies tonic pupil: Adies tonic pupil, the most common type is genetic and t=runs in families. There are other types of pupil abnormalities caused by trauma or medications.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Tonic pupil?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Tonic pupil: This is a pupil that reacts to light and remains constricted for a variable period of time after the stimulus is removed.

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