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A 38-year-old member asked:

How lonv will my pupils stay dilated after glaucoma test?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anjana Jindal
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Varies: The effects of dilation typically lasts a few hours depending on the specific drops that were used to dilate your eyes. There are some drops that take longer to wear off.
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
6-48 hrs: Usually for pressure test no dilating drop is used. But if you had a complete exam then the dilating drops used may keep pupils dilated for up to 48 hrs. If your pupils are still dilated on the third day call your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Douglas Liva
Ophthalmology 41 years experience
Depends: Visual field testing doesn't require dilation. Oct can also be performed without dilation although in some patients the signal strength and accuracy of the measurements can improve with dilation. Optic nerve photography is also best performed dilated stereo photographs are preferable. Dilation can last fabout 2-10 hours depending on the drugs used and color of the iris. Blue is more sensitive.

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