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A 30-year-old member asked:

How long would pupil dilation last?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Depends: On what drops were used to dilate the eyes. The most frequently used ones usually last 2-4 hours but can last a day or more in some people.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Few hours: Can last a few hours.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long will pupil dilation last?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Depends...: ..Atropine can last a week. Mydriacyl (tropicamide) about 4 hours.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Most commonly if used for routine examination the dilation can last 4-6 hours, but some drops for other than routine examination can last up to a week. depends on the drop used.
Dec 22, 2013
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long can pupil dilation last after an exam?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roberto Beraja
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
1-2 hours: Usually 1-2 hours, but it might last up to 3 hours, but after the first hour you'll see vision will get better slowly.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for pupil dilation to end?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Netan Choudhry
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
4 hours: Usually, around 4 hours, however in eyes that are lighter in color, blue, two-toned, or green the effect of the drops can last beyond 4 hours. In small children, although rare, the effect can last up to a week or more.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for drops to wear off on pupil dilation?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Colin McCannel
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Hours: Braun eyes - 2-4 hours blue eyes up to a day.

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