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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can allergy eye drops cause pupil dilation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Yes. If they contain a"get the red out" vasoconstrictor component.
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Dr. Duane Gels
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
No: Typically allergy eye drops contain antihistamines or saline. Should not noticably affect pupils. Even steroid Rx drops. Something else; ask your doctor. One pupil enlarged only? Go to ER.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Odette
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Maybe: Certain eye drops, even over-the-counter eyedrops can affect the pupil usually making it larger. There are many good allergy drops that do not cause mydriasis (dilation of the pupil). Consult your ophthalmologist for recommendations.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2020
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