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A 30-year-old member asked:

i think my eyes don't react to the light properly. seem to stay dilated?

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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
Congenital.: You may have a congenital defect in one or both eyes known as an adie's pupil. This is a condition where the iris sphincter muscle does not function symmetrically in the circumference of the iris resulting in a slower constriction of the iris and the persistence of dilation or an irregular pupil or asymmetric pupils referred to as anisicoria. Others just have congenital symmetric pupil enlargement.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
To see retina: So, the eye physician can see most the retina. The retina is where diabetes damage occurs.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated more than once a year

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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Diabetic damage: When the diabetes is uncontrolled or when there is diabetes damage in the retina.
CA
A 39-year-old member asked:

What to expect getting my eyes dilated?

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Dr. Justin Fuehrer
Dr. Justin Fuehrer answered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
Sensitivity to light: When you get your eyes dilated you will have increased sensitivity to light and likely blurriness of vision that may last a few hours. It is not safe to drive after getting your eyes dilated, so please get someone to drive you.
CA
A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to watch a movie after getting my eyes dilated?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Yes: It is safe to watch a movie after getting your eyes dilated. The screen may appear too bright until the eye drops wear off, in which case you can wear sunglasses.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Should my eyes still be dilated 4hr after drops?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
Pupil dilation: Yes depending on the type of drops and can remain dilated up to 12 - 18 hrs. The darker the color of the iris, longer the pupil will remain dilated. If Atropine drops were used the pupil cam remain dilated for 5-7 days.

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