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what can cause off-center pupils?

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Interesting question: This may be caused by an intracranial lesion. This symptom warrants an exam with an ophthalmologist. If you do not know of one have your primary care physician refer you to one.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to undo the dilation to my pupils after speed?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Nope: The easy answer is don't do speed! however, in answer to your question, just wait for it to clear out of your blood.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why does the ophthalmologist dilate the pupil?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
To get a better...: Look at the retina without the pupils constricting when exposed to the light, at least that how it was once explained to me.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Dilation makes the pupil larger and remain larger in light. This enables the eye doctor to look in the back/inside the eye through the large opening (dilated pupil) instead of a small opening. enables better and more complete exam.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are pupils dilation a sign that someone likes you?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Maybe: Pupil size changes with emotion in most people. Fear and excitement can both cause dilation though, so you may not know which it is!
A 34-year-old female asked:

My pupils are constantly pulsating in light that is not changing. What could cause this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eye doctor can check: An ophthalmologist (an md eye doctor) can check the eyes to see if the iris is behaving oddly, either dilating-contracting-dilating-contracting without changes in the surrounding light; or pulsating as if the pupil were moving in sync with the person's heartbeat. The doctor can do a thorough eye exam to make sure there is not a problem in the eye, around the eye, or behind the eyeball.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What conditions would cause sudden onset and persistent bilateral medial corectopia in a person with previously centered pupils?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Several things..: If it is in fact corectopia, and not esotropia or pseudoesotropia, then the causes include progressive iris atrophy and other rare developmental anomalies, as well as post-traumatic scarring. None of these are likely to cause sudden onset of corectopia, though. Since these conditions can sometimes cause glaucoma, it would be best if an eye md (ophthalmologist) examined you.

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