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A 33-year-old female asked about a 61-year-old female:

After using pilocarpine hcl 2% 4x a day, pain on eye lid, red eye and blurrier vision. is it normal? laser surgery to be performed in 2 weeks.

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Sound like you are going to be treated for narrow angles with a laser iridotomy. Pilocarpine can cause irritation-- red ey. It also causes the pupil to get smaller-- blurry vision . You may want to let your ophthalmologist know about your symptoms. They may reduce the concentration, decrease the dosage, or move up your treatment.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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