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Anisocoria. Eye doc put 1 drp apraclonidine rt eye. No change after 15 mins. Got home 20 mins later noticed rt iris now larger. Positive Horners?

Anisocoria. Eye doc put 1 drp apraclonidine rt eye.  No change after 15 mins. Got home 20 mins later noticed rt iris now larger.  Positive Horners?

Probably not: If you are being treated for glaucoma and the drops are causing the dilated pupil it is best to call the eye doctor. If you have any eye pain definitely get seen soon. ...Read more

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One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause  anisocoria?

Most likely not: Getting dust in the eye may cause some irritation with redness, watering or pain which resolves in a few days unless debris remains in the eye to cause inflammation or infection. Anisocoria is usually an accidental benign finding and depending on its appearance, may need some work up to determine its etiology. Good luck?? ...Read more

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I was in a car accident 06/25/12 & now have anisocoria and floaters.I have pain and pressure behind my r eye, nose and ear?

I was in a car accident  06/25/12 & now have anisocoria and floaters.I have pain and pressure behind  my r eye, nose and ear?

Anisocoria: Your pupil is different sizes because you hit your eye and one pupillary sphincter tore. But it sounds like you've already seen an eye md and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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MRI/A for head pain/anisocoria read by neuroradiologist said patent PCOAs could not be defined on either side. Could there be an aneurysm in this area then that wasn't seen? Or could I not have PCOAs?

MRI/A for head pain/anisocoria read by neuroradiologist said patent PCOAs could not be defined on either side. Could there be an aneurysm in this area then that wasn't seen? Or could I not have PCOAs?

See below: Talk to md. An aneurysm would most likely be detected by this modality. The pcoa on one side or the other might be absent, but the reading said they were there but could not be shown to be patent. Your neurologist will be able to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?

Painless pressure in head won't go away with painkillers? Pressure in head can cause dizziness, drowsiness and anisocoria (unequal pupil size)?

Emergency: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but, signs of a life-threatening amount of pressure in the head (tumor/bleeding/mass as possible causes) would include drowsiness, change in pupils, change in mood/alertness. and sometimes other neurological symptoms incluing balance/dizziness or weakness or seizures. ...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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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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Is there a cure for anisocoria?

Is there a cure for anisocoria?

Anisocoria: Difference in size of pupils is seen in 20% population, most are asymptomatic. If there is underlying neurologic problem to cause it, that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Can lexapro/celexa cause anisocoria? Since I started on this type of med my right pupil has been bigger than my left but still responds to light

Can lexapro/celexa cause anisocoria? Since I started on this type of med my right pupil has been bigger than my left but still responds to light

These medicines...: ...may cause effects on pupillary reaction and sweating, among others. Why would they affect one pupil more than the other? Many people have benign differences in pupil size and physiology, it may be the medicine is exacerbating this difference here. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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

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Could anisocoria be concealed with colored lenses?

Could anisocoria be concealed with colored lenses?

Yes: Cosmetic contact lenses are available to mask both anisocoria and aniridia. An eyemd can guide you on where to find them! ...Read more

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What are problems to look for if someone has anisocoria?

What are problems to look for if someone has anisocoria?

Droopy lid: ...(horner's syndrome) how long it's been there (congenital rarely a problem), double vision (could be third nerve palsy). ...Read more

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What is anisocoria vs anisometropia problem?

Pupil vs focus: Anisocoria is a difference in pupil size and anisometropia is a difference in the focusing power of the two eyes. Anisocoria can sometimes lead to anisometropia if the pupil size makes it difficult to focus, but it does not work the other way around. ...Read more