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What causes anisocoria?

Need to: Eliminate adie's and argyll-robertson pupil (formner reacts, does not accomodate, the latter the opposite), but elevated intercranial pressure. Parasympathetics constrict the pupil, sympathetics dilate it. Overaction of one on one eye will make the size of the pupile vary. ...Read more

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What does anisocoria look like?

What does anisocoria look like?

Unequal pupils: This is the technical term for pupillary openings that do not match within the usual 1-2 mm difference that is often normal. Anisocoria would be diagnosed if the difference is greater and it has to be more that at 5 mm difference for a casual observer to see the difference in ordinary lighting. ...Read more

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What causes anisocoria to occur?

What causes anisocoria to occur?

Several things.: Anisocoria is when one pupil is larger than the other. Anisocoria may be congenital, caused by lesions in the brain or eye or induced by asymmetric topical application of meds. I believe david bowie has congenital anisocoria. ...Read more

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What is physiological anisocoria?

What is physiological anisocoria?

Unequal pupil sizes: If there is a difference between the sizes of your pupils, you have anisocoria . If no medical condition or disease can be found to account for it, it is termed "physiologic". Check old photos with a magnifier to see if it is old or new! it might result from minor gestational or birth injury! generally nothing to worry about if not associated with something bad and if not progressive. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anisocoria?

Anisocoria: Measure the size of both pupils in the dark and under bright light conditions ...Read more

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What causes alternating anisocoria?

What causes alternating anisocoria?

Medications: I believe this is probably medications either deliberately or unintentionally being placed in the eye. Sometimes pulmonary meds or powders can inadvertently get in the eyes... It only takes a small amount. ...Read more

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Is there a way to manage anisocoria?

Is there a way to manage anisocoria?

Yes, sometimes: I have found that some patients respond to dilute Pilocarpine drops for anisocoria, but it depends on the underlying cause of the condition. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having anisocoria?

What are the signs of having anisocoria?

Anisocoria: One pupil smaller or larger than the other. If accompanied by confusion & severe headache, suspect brain lesion. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to hide anisocoria?

What are the best ways to hide anisocoria?

Contact lens: One easy way to hide a difference in the size of the pupils would be to wear a pair of colored contact lenses. Depending on the nature of the difference [trauma] for example, a custom made contact can be ordered to match the normal eye. ...Read more