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Can Alcohol Constrict Pupils
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Got a splash of alcohol free mouthwash in my eye. I poorly attempted to rinse my eye. Will my eye be alright?
No problem: You did the right thing flushing it out. This product should cause no harm to your eye. ...Read more
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
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
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
I got 70% isopropyl alcohol in my eye, just a drop or two. It burned for 20 or 30 seconds and now I seem fine. Do I need to see an optomitrist?
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?
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
A drop of isopropyl alcohol got into my eye last night. I washed it out and took my contacts out right after. Do I need to go to the ER?
Not if no pain now: You did exactly the right thing and if there were any damage you'd know about it by now. ...Read more
I used alcohol to clean a blemish I had the other evening. Our 2 yr old got a splash in his eye. It is now red. I am panicking! Is he going to be ok?
Yes: This is slightly irritating but should not cause permanent damage. Soap and water are actually better than any of the alcohols for skin cleaning. ...Read more
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'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
I got rubbing alcohol in my eye last night. I washed it out immediately. Do I need to go see a doctor today? Or am I fine? My eye is a little sore today, but not much. I just worry about stuff like that
Get seen: If you have concerns and is bothersome see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more
Why specifically is my left eye bloodshot the day after drinking alcohol but the right eye seems ok?
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
I just removed 2 milia under my eye. I used rubbing alcohol to sterilize a sowing needle. How do I prevent infection&what possible complication may o?
I was prescribed duricef (cefadroxil), (cefadroxil) twice a day, 500 mg, for a possible eye infection. Can I have alcohol with duricef (cefadroxil)? Many sites show it is fine. Thank you
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