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Can alcohol constrict pupils?

Can alcohol constrict pupils?

No: Other medications can cause miosis (pupillary constriction), such as narcotics, for example. ...Read more

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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Does alcohol constrict pupils?

Does alcohol constrict pupils?

No: Your pupils appear bigger and slower, and your ability to focus and the redness of your eyes are also apparent. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

Does drinking alcohol constrict pupils?

It can: Yes, drinking alcohol can constrict the pupils. Constriction of the pupils is called miosis. Opiate drugs tend to constrict the pupils more than alcohol. ...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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Why do my pupils dialate for no reason? I don't do drugs and I don't consume any type of alcohol, but my pupils dialate at random. They are usually bigger than they should be and when the light is dimmer you can barely see the color in my eye because of t

Why do my pupils dialate for no reason? I don't do drugs and I don't consume any type of alcohol, but my pupils dialate at random. They are usually bigger than they should be and when the light is dimmer you can barely see the color in my eye because of t

There : There are many people with natural large pupils. They often have light colored iris and tend to be young. It is not a problem. As some people are tall and some short, some people have large pupils and some have small pupils. If you have always had large pupils, don't worry your eyes are fine.

Actually, in renaissance italy, ladies will often take medicine made from a plant "bella donna" to make their pupils large. This was and still is considered sign of beauty. Bella donna translates into "pretty lady". ...Read more

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I had ICL surgery but my pupils dilate more than optical zone of lense. I am on pilocar (pilocarpine) 1% for 6 months to causr miosis for lifetime. Will it help?

I had ICL surgery but my pupils dilate more than optical zone of lense. I am on pilocar (pilocarpine) 1% for 6 months to causr miosis for lifetime. Will it help?

Most likely: Pilocarpine should keep your pupils small enough but you may need to use it indefinitely. Unfortunately the only other options are bromonidine, another drop to keep the pupils from dilating, taking out the lens or just learning to tolerate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is eye hemmorage caused by alcohol?

Is eye hemmorage caused by alcohol?

Broken blood vessel?: Patients with dry eyes and allergies can rub their eyes and experience recurrent broken blood vessels from the physical trauma of rubbing the eyes. In some patients it can be due to elevated inr (too much coumadin) or excessive use of Aspirin or ibuprofen. Treating the dry eye or allergies can reduce this. If you have easy bruising or bleeding, check with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I got 50% rubbing alcohol mixed with salt in my eye a few days ago, showing very little improvement? Washed it out many times, been on med. For 2 days

I got 50% rubbing alcohol mixed with salt in my eye a few days ago, showing very little improvement? Washed it out many times, been on med. For 2 days

Could be serious: Although what you describe are not the most harmful chemicals out there, this still could be serious in that you are not improving. It's time to see an eye professional! ...Read more

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Rubbing alcohol in eye? No burning, is this normal?

Rubbing alcohol in eye? No burning, is this normal?

Alcohol in eye: The cornea has natural antibodies on the intact corneal and conjunctival surface which neutralizes many foreign substances and helps prevent toxicity to the eye. Likely only a little amount went into the eye. ...Read more

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Small amount of alcohol got in my right eye...washed it with a lot of water immediately...would it be fine?

Small amount of alcohol got in my right eye...washed it with a lot of water immediately...would it be fine?

WearGlassesNextTime: Yes. You did good. Alcohol burns and will turn your eye red, but as long as you washed it out real well you should do fine. It's not like strong acids or alkali that can do some damage. If it still hurts tomorrow, especially if the light bothers it, get it examined by a doctor. So, now that you are, hopefully, reassured-- let's drink to that. Skol! ...Read more

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Will alcohol consumption also make my eye condition worse permanently?

Will alcohol consumption also make my eye condition worse permanently?

Depends : You should really cancel your medical doctor and eye doctor about this. Many factors are play. Different i conditions such as diabetes hypertension are made worse by alcohol. Alcohol can also interfere in blood pressure and blood sugar control. Eye surface diseases are also made worse by alcohol. ...Read more

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Can getting 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol in your eye cause the eye to go blind?

Not likely: Although you could definitely injure the eye. If this occurs, wash out the eye immediately with water. Then go to the nearest emergency department. ...Read more

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What should I do if I got mouthwash, with alcohol in it, splashed n my eye? I rinsed it out with water but should I do anything else?

What should I do if I got mouthwash, with alcohol in it, splashed n my eye? 

I rinsed it out with water but should I do anything else?

Eye first aid: Anytime you get anything other than water in your eye, you need to flush it like mad. This will help to dilute any chemical irritant and remove any physical ones. Ideally, use saline (like for contact lenses) to wash the eye but, clean tap water is ok as well. When it comes eyes, prevention is best. Be careful and wear protective goggles/glasses during activities like welding and hunting. ...Read more

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Rubbing alcohol got into my little one eye by accident I washed with water&tear free soap right away and she says it no longer burns but still worried?

Rubbing alcohol got into my little one eye by accident I washed with water&tear free soap right away and she says it no longer burns but still worried?

You did good: The tears will usually rapidly remove a small drop of rubbing alcohol which is irritating. You did the right thing by immediately irrigating out the eye. If no symptoms are occurring and the eye is not red with good vision, then nothing else need be done. ...Read more

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I woke up with a crusted left eye and now it is all bloodshot. Almost looks like I'm high to be honest except i have never done drugs or drank alcohol?

I woke up with a crusted left eye and now it is all bloodshot. Almost looks like I'm high to be honest except i have never done drugs or drank alcohol?

It may be infection: Your left eye is likely infected and would require an antibiotic treatment. Eye drops or an antibiotic cream is what you need. This means going to see a doctor for a prescription, unless you are lucky to find an antibiotic(Eye drops) over the counter. There is one called "triple antibiotic" which works well. Wash your hands after you touch the left eye. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol affect eye health at all?

Does drinking alcohol affect eye health at all?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that I use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

I'm obsessed with getting sick from pink eye. It is making me clean everything that I use with alcohol and bactericide soap, this is really necessary?

Not needed: It sounds like someone near to you has had pink eye/ This usually clears up in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. One treatment of anything that person has touched will prevent an infection from spreading. Pink eye at its worst is uncomfortable but not dangerous. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches on one side of my head last ~24 hours increasing in intensity. Origin from eye. Alcohol is a trigger. No light sensitivity?

I've been having headaches on one side of my head last ~24 hours increasing in intensity. Origin from eye. Alcohol is a trigger. No light sensitivity?

Increasing Pain: ER: This sounds urgent to me. If you have a family doctor it may be wise to get in soon. If the pain is intolerable then getting to the er is wise. ...Read more

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Can you consume alcohol while taking eye drops for pink eye in both eyes?

Can you consume alcohol while taking eye drops for pink eye in both eyes?

Yes: Drinking alcohol wil not decrease the effectiveness of the antibiotic drops you are using. There is so little absorpion of the antibiotic into the blood stream that alcohol will not have an interaction. ...Read more

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Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?

Red eye: That is the way you are. Due to flushing (vasodilation) to subconjunctival blood vessel. Use refresh tears (over the counter). Won't worry if no issues with vision. Maybe you wink too much with left eye when having a few drink. ...Read more

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My eye bags doesn't go away even though I sleep 7-9hours, eat 3meals a day, I don't drink alcohol and smoke too. Why and how can I get rid of them?

My eye bags doesn't go away even though I sleep 7-9hours, eat 3meals a day, I don't drink alcohol and smoke too. Why and how can I get rid of them?

Food allergies? C Dr: Glad you don't smoke or drink, but bags can result from subclinical food allergies, too much salt, tomatoes in your diet, other foods, or environmental allergies too, or detergents used on pillow case. Have it evaluated fully by an oculoplastics eye dr. Who can help you out, as this type of bags surgery won't correct. (it'll come back). But, at least s/he can take baseline pictures. ...Read more

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I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, I washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it. Please help

Both : Both drinking or rubbing alcohol will cause chemical burn on the cornea and conjunctiva. It is very painful condition and predispose the patient to infection. For this reason, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist and be placed on antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more