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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Unequal Pupils

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What would cause unequal pupils in a patient that has been in a medically induced coma for over a week?

What would cause unequal pupils in a patient that has been in a medically induced coma for over a week?

Depends: It is important to know if this had been true prior to the illness onset. If not present prior the possibility is high the pt has had some intracranial catastrophe such as brain bleed. The unequal pupils suggest a bleed or other intracranial event. Need to speak to the neurologist. If not under the care of neuro get a consult. ...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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Could stress cause unequal pupil sizes?

Well...: If you already had unequal pupil sizes (anisocoria) ; the pupils dilated under stress- it could become more apparent. ...Read more

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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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Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Pressure in the left side of my head for nearly 2 weeks. Doesn't cause any pain but it does cause dizziness and unequal pupil size. What is it?

Insufficient data: It is impossible to say exactly what is going on ,age, blood pressure, other symptoms or complicating comorbid conditions, medications,,state of your "nerves" all matter. give details ...Read more

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Could unequal pupils be caused by stress?

Could unequal pupils be caused by stress?

Not - BUT: Anisocoria (unequal pupil size) is likely to be much more easily picked up with dilated pupils. Anxiety/ stress can cause pupils to dilate. ...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 problem are unequal pupils a sign of?

What problem are unequal pupils a sign of?

May be normal, or no: Unequal pupils (anisocoria) can be seen in 10% of normals. May be seen with abnormalities of the cranial nerves, multiple sclerosis, other issues. New finding? See your doc for sure to rule out a serious problem. ...Read more

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Unequal pupils sizes, is there really a cure?

Unequal pupils sizes, is there really a cure?

Anisocoria: is a condition of unequal pupil sizes. Affecting 20% of the population, it can be an entirely harmless condition or a symptom of more serious medical problems. Have it checked out. If it is harmless, just ignore it. If there is an underlying medical problem, then that is what needs to be treated. There are medicines to make a pupil larger or smaller, and the strength can be adjusted. Don't do that ...Read more

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Is it possible to wake up with unequal pupils and nothing be wrong?

Probably not: If you have unequal pupils you should see your ophthalmologist. If you're using eyedrops this may contribute. Please seek attention. It could ...Read more