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what is the definition or description of: mydriasis?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Dilated eyes: Mydriasis is the process of dilating the pupil of the eye.
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
Dilation: Dilation of the pupil. The colored part of the eye is open and the pupil is big.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Drug effect: Ecstasy contains a naturally derived drug which has adrenergic effects. One of these is to dilate eyes. This effect is small from systemic use of ecstasy but if you get some powder in your eye, you may experience a short term eye dilation (mydriasis).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

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Dr. Netan Choudhry
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Yes: Traumatic mydriasis is caused by damage to the muscles which normally cause the pupil to become small in daylight, if severely damaged, a surgery could be done to cosmetically improve the appearance of the pupil. The muscle itself however cannot at this time be fixed.
A 29-year-old member asked:

About traumatic mydriasis ?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Dilated pupil: Traumatic mydriasis is when the pupil is dilated or larger than normal after an eye injury. This can occur after certain types of trauma as the muscles that cause constriction of the iris can be damaged.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Need to know something about mydriasis causes?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Dilated pupils: There are many chemicals that can cause mydriasis of the pupils , these are all self limited. Dilating eye drops used in the office cause mydriasis also self limited. Trauma, a forceful blow to the eye , may damage the pupillary muscles and can result in a irreversible mydriasis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Eye drops: Some people with chronic mydriasis use an eye drop called Pilocarpine to constrict the pupil. See an ophthalmologist to learn about the risks and benefits of using this drug.

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