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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Does tapentadol (opioid) cause pinpoint pupils?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
Does tapentadol (opioid) cause pinpoint pupils?

Tapentadol: Being a centrally acting opioid analgesic, yes it dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
13 years in practice
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What would cause the pupil to be constricted all of the time?

Dr. Jay Bradley
Board Certified, LASIK Surgery
13 years in practice
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Many things: Pupillary asymmetry needs evaluation. Many issues can make a pupil smaller or make the fellow pupil larger, resulting in asymmetry. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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What can cause unequal pupil size?it is not very much bigger than the other one and it contracts fast to light. And should I worry?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What can cause unequal pupil size?it is not very much bigger than the other one and it contracts fast to light. And should I worry?

Check photos: to see if has always been there . If yes, it is likely physiologic anisocoria which is fine. If this is a new change - than get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Marianna Post
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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What causes pupils to be nonreactive to light?

Dr. Marianna Post
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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What causes pupils to be nonreactive to light?

Blindness: Damage to optic or oculomotor nerve.

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
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What could cause my left pupil to spasm in reaction to direct light?

Dr. Theodore Wu
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
17 years in practice
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What could cause my left pupil to spasm in reaction to direct light?

Spasm: Could be iritis-- inflammation of the iris can cause light sensitivity and pupil spasm-- this can be quite uncomfortable. Seek help with your local eye doctor... ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
210K people helped
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What conditions would cause sudden onset and persistent bilateral medial corectopia in a person with previously centered pupils?

Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
21 years in practice
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What conditions would cause sudden onset and persistent bilateral medial corectopia in a person with previously centered pupils?

Several things..: If it is in fact corectopia, and not esotropia or pseudoesotropia, then the causes include progressive iris atrophy and other rare developmental anomalies, as well as post-traumatic scarring. None of these are likely to cause sudden onset of corectopia, though. Since these conditions can sometimes cause glaucoma, it would be best if an eye md (ophthalmologist) examined you. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Writer
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
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What causes small pupils?

Dr. Brian Writer
Board Certified, Psychiatry
11 years in practice
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Many causes: Without more information, the most inclusive answer is numerous medical conditions, prescription and non-prescription medications, and/or illicit substances. Some of these conditions and/or medications/substances can be harmful/lethal without medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
3M people helped
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Does anxiety cause changes in pupil size?

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
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Does anxiety cause changes in pupil size?

It can: The diameter of the pupil tends to enlarge in response to fear. In fact some scientists are using technology to measure pupillary response in studies of fear. The pupils will also change diameter in response to changes in the body, such as the introduction of various drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Board Certified, Psychiatry
17 years in practice
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Can the medication, namenda, cause constricted pupils?

Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Board Certified, Psychiatry
17 years in practice
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Can the medication, namenda, cause constricted pupils?

Probably not: This is not one of the listed side effects. However, if you began having this problem when you started the medication, contact your doctor and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
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Can retinopathy cause one pupil being smaller than the other?

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
23 years in practice
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Can retinopathy cause one pupil being smaller than the other?

What kind: Diabetic tend to have a smaller pupil. What kind of retinopathy do you mean? If the person develops unequal pupil then he/she needs to consult an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more

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