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how long will tetracaine dilate a pupil?

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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an ester local anesthetic that is commonly used to numb the eye. Tetracaine usually does not cause pupillary dilation. Tetracaine is quickly eliminated and should not last for more than an hour.

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How long should tetracaine dilate pupil?

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Dr. Netan Choudhry
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It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an anesthetic for the eye and does not dilate the pupil. Dilated pupils generally last 4 hours when pharmacologically dilated.

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