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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
It varies.: It generally takes roughly 3 to 4 hours where the patient is blurred for reading but generally can still see well at distance. Some eyes are more sensitive to the dilating drops, especially lighter colored eyes that have less melanin pigment. In these eyes the dilation may last several hours and even have a lingering effect into the next day.
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology 44 years experience
It depends: It can generally take 3-4 hours, but it can last longer in patients with diabetes, or brown irises. There are drops that reverse dilation faster.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you reduce pupil dilation after finishing eye exam?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Pupil dilation: I offer reversal pupillary dilation drops called dapriazole, which lessen the duration of dilation by about 4 hours. Of course it depends on which dilating eye drops the doctor is instilling.
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