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Can allergy eye drops cause pupil dilation?

Can allergy eye drops cause pupil dilation?

No: Typically allergy eye drops contain antihistamines or saline. Should not noticably affect pupils. Even steroid Rx drops. Something else; ask your doctor. One pupil enlarged only? Go to ER. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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Could a migraine headache or car sickness cause slight pupil dilation in one eye?

Could a migraine headache or car sickness cause slight pupil dilation in one eye?

Dilated pupil: You should see an ophthalmologist for complete eye exam. Unilateral pupil dilation and be nothing at all or something serious.
So, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of spontaneous pupil dilation and dizziness? Head MRI clean

What are some common causes of spontaneous pupil dilation and dizziness? Head MRI clean

Pupils: Pupil dilation or mydriasis can occur with anything that will cause increased sympathetic tone or adrenalin. Nerves, excitement, fright, flight are all things that will dilate the eyes. Caffeine, decongestants eye drops can all dilate the eyes. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pupil dilation. Only in one eye with double vision, feels like there is pressure. Lasted about 5 mins. Frequent. Should I be concerned?

Get medical consult.: Hello, sudden pupil dilation and visual disturbances are neurological symptoms that need to be addressed further. There is need to consult a Neurologist and probably imaging studies to evaluate/exclude conditions such posterior cerebral artery aneurysm, dural arteriovenous fistulas etc. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you reduce pupil dilation after finishing eye exam?

How do you reduce pupil dilation after finishing eye exam?

Pupil dilation: I offer reversal pupillary dilation drops called dapriazole, which lessen the duration of dilation by about 4 hours. Of course it depends on which dilating eye drops the doctor is instilling. ...Read more

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Slowed pupil dilation in left eye in response to bright light exposure. How to make this normal?

Slowed pupil dilation in left eye in response to bright light exposure. How to make this normal?

Confused: The pupil becomes smaller in bright light. Dilation is when the pupil increases in size. This occurs in dim light or when you are frightened. ...Read more

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Migraines, inability to focus in right eye and pupil dilation in right eye only. Starting to occur more often. Maybe stress? Or something else?

Migraines, inability to focus in right eye and pupil dilation in right eye only. Starting to occur more often. Maybe stress? Or something else?

Unequal pupils: 25 F:Migraines, inability to focus in right eye and pupil dilation in right eye only. Starting to occur more often. Maybe stress? or something else? ANS: unequal pupils is a sign of serious problems in the brain. Please see your Dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My wife had spontaneous pupil dilation in one eye, has lasted several hours, same eye has blurry vision. No other symptons. 48 year old female.?

My wife had spontaneous pupil dilation in one eye, has lasted several hours, same eye has blurry vision. No other symptons. 48 year old female.?

Evaluate: Although your wife is not having pain, she is having acute symptoms that are concerning.
Glaucoma, iritis, or other. I would get things checked. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

It depends: It can generally take 3-4 hours, but it can last longer in patients with diabetes, or brown irises. There are drops that reverse dilation faster. ...Read more

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Could pupil dilation hurt my eyes?

Could pupil dilation hurt my eyes?

No: These are used daily in ophthalmology offices! We would not use a hurtful medication. The dilating drops do make your vision blurry until t.He pupils get back to normal. ...Read more

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Is it common to have blurred vision after pupil dilation at eye doctor?

Is it common to have blurred vision after pupil dilation at eye doctor?

Dilation: As a common part of the vision evaluation, the pupil may need dilation with eyedrops to allow a better view of the back of the eye. This causes some disturbance of the vision including difficulty focusing and blur from the enlarged pupil. All of this will disappear by the next day as the pupil normalizes. ...Read more

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I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?

I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?

Yes: Nothing beats the chance to get a good look at the peripheral retina when there is an onset of new floaters. Dilation is a bit of an annoying pain but is recommended in this circumstance. You are, hopefully, seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is causing my right eye pupil dilation? I have been suffering from grand mal seizures, with severe headaches, right side only temple swelling, right eye pupil dilation, and also a sore right beside the afflicted eye.

What is causing my right eye pupil dilation? I have been suffering from grand mal seizures, with severe headaches, right side only temple swelling, right eye pupil dilation, and also a sore right beside the afflicted eye.

You: You should immediately make an appointment with an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. You don't say how long this has been going on, or whether your vision is affected, but there could be very serious problems. If this just started and you cannot get an appointment immediately, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What causes you to need to remove contact lenses before using allergy eye drops?

What causes you to need to remove contact lenses before using allergy eye drops?

Hurts the eye: Actually, the benzalkonium chloride preservative can damage the cornea. This is not usually a concern because the bac gets washed out of the eye before it can cause any harm, but if you use the drops with contacts, the contact lenses hold the preservative onto the cornea for long enough to cause damage. ...Read more

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Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Should Not: They should not cause pupil dilation unless you are using a vasoconstricting agent (visine) when the drug wears off it can cause pupil dilation. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to buy belladonna eye drops to dilate pupils?

Is it still possible to buy belladonna eye drops to dilate pupils?

Needs rx: Atropine is the most common belladonna product and there are some related drugs all available in drop and ointment form. These require a prescription to obtain. They affect focusing so use is uncomfortable as it disturbs the vision - especially at near - and also the eyes are light sensitive due to the dilation. These should only be used with the advice of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How long can pupil dilatation lasts in patients who have used the atropine eye drops?

How long can pupil dilatation lasts in patients who have used the atropine eye drops?

Up to 2 weeks: Atropine can cause pupillary dilation for up to 2 weeks. Eye drops typically used during examination have a shorter duration of effect lasting for a few to several hours depending on the exact drug and concentration used and individual responses to the drug ...Read more

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Can doctor drops cause uneven pupil dilation?

Yes.: This can be either due to the drops that the doctor uses in each eye or due to a difference in each iris of the person who is being dilated. The doctor may use a stronger combination of drops in one eye resulting in uneven pupil dilation. The iris of one eye may have an anatomical difference in its make-up that is either congenital or acquired (trauma) that could lead to uneven pupil dilation. ...Read more

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Tightness in chest & throat/rapid heart after dental freezing and eye dilation drops. Possible allergy/to what? Dentist said reaction to epinephrine?

Tightness in chest & throat/rapid heart after dental freezing and eye dilation drops. Possible allergy/to what? Dentist said reaction to epinephrine?

Injection Anxiety: Patients receiving dental infiltration anesthesia generally experience anxiety related to the injection. It may feel like your heart is racing, profuse perspiration, pressure, or tightening in your chest; pain in your arms, neck, chest, jaw. Not uncommon. ...Read more

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What compounds are found in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?

What compounds are found in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?

Usually: Typically, tropicamide and phenylephrine are used for adults. For kids, depending on age and ocular problem, they may use or even add a drop called cyclopentolate. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

Depends: Some people have itchy eyes from irritants & dollar store eye drops/artificial tears wash will do fine. That can also work for some allergic eye issues by washing out the pollen/etc. Allergan makes an OTC "Zadator" which some find helpful. There are others but some try several before they find one that helps and fits their budget. ...Read more

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What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

What are the italian eye drops used for allergy relief called?

Off the Market: They are off the market and not available for purchase in the United States so finding the correct name will require some legwork. ...Read more

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Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Vasocon: Its a fine otc allergy eyedrop. It is usually better to avoid the vasoconstrictors like tetrahydrazoline, found in visine. Crolom is otc now I believe. There are many good ones available by rx. ...Read more

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Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read more

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Hi! Do you have recommendations for eye drops to clear eye infections/bad allergies?

Hi! Do you have recommendations for eye drops to clear eye infections/bad allergies?

Safest artificial te: It's safest will be one of the artificial tears. If you need a specific type of eyedrops which are best prescribed by medical MD ophthalmologist ...Read more

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My 51/2 yr old says her rt eye hurts its a little red says hurts to blink gave her allergy meds eye drops and ibprophen please help?

My 51/2 yr old says her rt eye hurts its a little red says hurts to blink gave her allergy meds eye drops and ibprophen please help?

Poss foreign body: Hurting to blink suggests a speck of dust is under the upper eyelid. If you can gently pull the upper lid from the globe, and irrigate with eyewash or saline, you might dislodge the offending particle. If copious irrigation is unsuccessful, an ophthalmologist should be able to assess the situation with anesthetic drops. Antibiotic drops are a better choice than the allergy drops; Ibuprofen is okay. ...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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Mydriasis (Definition)

Mydriasis is the process of dilating the ...Read more