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Is adie's tonic pupil a genetic disorder?

Is adie's tonic pupil a genetic disorder?

No: It is thought to be the result of nerve damage after a bacterial or viral infrection. ...Read more

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Pupil (Definition)

The pupil is the opening in the iris inside of the eye though which light is focused on the retinal film at the back of the eye. The iris can open and close in response to light to vary the amount inside the eye. It is what looks red, in the ...Read more


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What could tonic pupil be?

What could tonic pupil be?

Adies tonic pupil: Adies tonic pupil, the most common type is genetic and t=runs in families. There are other types of pupil abnormalities caused by trauma or medications. ...Read more

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What's pupil dilation?

Pupil dilation: When you look at your eye is the mirror, the dark circle in the center is the pupil. Dilating drops make the pupil larger and allow a more complete eye exam robe performed. Dilation takes about 15-20 minutes and lasts 3-4 hours or longer (depending on which drops are used). ...Read more

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Low-lying cerebellum or chiari accompany tonic pupil?

Low-lying cerebellum or chiari accompany tonic pupil?

Tonic pupil: Chiari malformation can cause tonic pupil. You need to see an eye doctor and a neurologist to rule out other causes though. ...Read more

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Do colored contacts affect pupil dilation?

No: Colored contacts still let almost all light in, so there is no effect on pupil size. But the pattern of color in the lensar make the pupil look different. ...Read more

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Is a tonic pupil a genetic disorder?

Not necessarily: Adies tonic pupil, the most common type is genetic and t=runs in families. There are other types of pupil abnormalities caused by trauma or medications. ...Read more

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When allergy eye drops dilated pupils, does it damage the eye?

When allergy eye drops dilated pupils, does it damage the eye?

Usually no but..: You can cause a glaucoma attack if you have narrow angles. These type of drops are not really allergy drops they are vasoconstrictors, they make the eye look better because they shrink the blood vessels making the eye look less red. The best treatment is to remove exposure to the allergen barring that, antihistamine, steroid or other immunomodulating eye drops. ...Read more

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Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

Is monoclonal epilepsy, tonic clonic seizure, tonic seizure and clonic seizure are the same ( grand mal)?

No: Juvenile moloclonal epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy, which occurs in the age group from 12-16yo. Grand mal seizures are usually generalized type of seizures and has two phases. In the tonic phase, loss of conciousness occurs and muscle contraction causes the person to fall down. The clonic phase is the rhythmic contraction of muscles, alternating b/w flexion and relaxation. Thanks. ...Read more

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Asymmetrical eye dilation, dizzy spells?

Asymmetrical eye dilation, dizzy spells?

Unequal pupils = ER: If someone has asymmetrical eye dilation and dizzy spells they should have someone drive them to the ER immediately. They may have a bleed on the brain or a brain tumor. They should NOT wait for a visit with their pcp or go to urgent care. There are some people who have asymmetrical pupils normally - but this is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Usually constriction: Alcohol in large amounts can cause pupillary constriction. That being said, it is not the best indicator of alcohol use/intoxication. Like benzodiazepines and opioids, alcohol is a depressant, promoting parasympathetic activity and pupil constriction. ...Read more

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Does insomnia cause pupil dilation?

Does insomnia cause pupil dilation?

Not usually: Dilated pupils can occur as a side effect of various medications and several illicit drugs. Serious medical conditions such as serotonin syndrome can also cause this. Insomnia for a night or two would not usually result in dilated pupils. How long have you had insomnia? Have you been depressed or started a new medication? See your doctor to be sure and bring a list of all drugs, herbals takin ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can opthamologist diagnose adie's tonic pupil?

Usually the first: Pupillary abnormalities are usually brought to the attention of an ophthalmologist as the logical choice. If the symptoms are suggestive, and the findings fit the pattern, then adie's pupil can be diagnosed. Early in the course of this largely benign condition, there is some ambiguity and you might have no diagnosis or a wrong diagnosis until the condition becomes clear cut. ...Read more

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Is "anxiety" associated with a constricted pupil or a dilated pupil?

Is "anxiety" associated with a constricted pupil or a dilated pupil?

Neither unless : Severe, then should be dilated due to sympathetic , not parasympathetic, stimulation. ...Read more

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Whats central heterochromia iridis?

Whats central heterochromia iridis?

Different color...: On the inner and outer part of the iris: like a target. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/heterochromia_blue_orange.png. ...Read more

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Can eye medicine(drops) effect the size of a pupil?

Can eye medicine(drops) effect the size of a pupil?

Yes: Eye doctors often use eye drops( atropine) to dilate the pupil so he/she can see the back the eye better during examination, but the pupil return to it normal size after the effect of the medication is gone. ...Read more

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Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Can pupils stay dilated permanently with atropine?

Usually not: The effects of Atropine usually wear off after several hours. It is unusual for pupils to be permanently dilated. However, if you have had surgery as you have indicated, that may affect the way that the pupils respond or the duration of response to atropine. ...Read more

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Tonic Pupil (Definition)

This is a pupil that reacts to light and remains constricted for a variable period of time after ...Read more