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Enlarged Dilated Pupils One Eye Only
I am experiencing neck lump or bulge and enlarged (dilated) pupils (side: both eyes) . Plus a lump or bulge above my left 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had blurred vision from my left eye. I went to the eye doctor (dilated pupils) and everything is healthy. It has happened twice. Can this be ms?
Yes.: You could go to a neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Another option that may be more available would be to see a general ophthalmologist. Regardless, the diagnosis of ms (multiple sclerosis) is based upon a variety of factors. It is not uncommon for it to take some time to make the diagnosis. Many patients are monitored for ms but never develop full blown disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son fell on the sidewalk and hit his head and now has a huge bump he seems ok but has a really bad headache and dilated pupils should I be worried?
Recommendation: The bump is consistent with local bruising, and if both eyes have dilated pupils, likely autonomic reaction to his pain. Although unlikely that he has intracranial problems such as bleeding, the bad headache may be rather debilitating. If he has trouble with vision, develops intense dizziness, nausea, vomiting, double vision, go to ER. Do contact your doctor about what has happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby fell off bed 3ft no side effects perfectly mobile no swelling of the head no dilated pupils, but i feel horrible what else should i do/ check?
Impact surface ?? : A fall into a thick padded carpet is less worrisome than a wooden floor or hard object. An infant that was not knocked out, but cried quickly & then settled may be ok. If soft spot is still open, a soft one is a good sign but a hard or bulging one is cause for worry. Any sunken in place in the skull should be evaluated.At the very least call babied doc & discuss what happened. ...Read more
Im getting lightheadedness, dizziness and dilated pupils when turning my head to the right. What could this be?
Circulatory problem: When you turn your head there might be some degree of arterial compression which can cause these symptoms, especially with the vertebral arterial circulation at the back of the spine. You should check in with a neurologist to have this evaluated as it might progress. ...Read more
My 7 yr old son was just put on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15mg. Very dilated pupils and tingly feeling in head. Is this maybe a reaction from too high of a dose?
First dose? : I'm not so concerned about the pupils, but if this is how first day to days of medicine I would keep dosing and see how he does over the next day or two. How is he acting at home? What reports do his teachers have? How is he eating? It's hard to say much about the dose without knowing your child's weight, but this dose for his age could be ok. Followup with your doc who prescribed soon! ...Read more
Seen flash of light in left eye following tingly icy feeling in left side of face, chest, arm, enlarged pupils, shaking. Er only checked heart. Help!
Second opinion: You should return to the er or go to a different er. Your symptoms are concerning. You should also call your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis is tht curable .Eye had blunt truama one month ago with a tennis ball?
May improve: Mydriasis from trauma may spontaneously improve over a six month period but usually is stable after that. You can ask your ophthalmologist to prescribe Pilocarpine which is a pupillary constrictor which might encourage the pupil to narrow. If the pupil is widely dilated, there is an intraocular implant of an artificial pupil which might help and colored contact lenses might also be used. ...Read more
What is it when someone has one eye that rolls up so you only see the white but the other looks at you ok? Mydriasis?
Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis. Pilocarpine eye used pupil got small but vision got blurr what to do ?
Gave plasma yesterday, fainted twice, 1st fall felt like I was having convulsions but my bf said I wasnt moving, dilated pupils,nausea,what happened?
Vaso vagal reaction: The blood elements that you had removed are not enough to cause what you have described. You had a vaso-vagal reaction which is a nervous and blood vessel reaction to the stress/fear/etc. of the procedure to tap your bloodstream. This is rarely harmful unless the fall is in a situation that could harm you. ...Read more
Withdrawals: Pupillary constriction is associated with opiates & heroine on board body & actively causing drowsiness & euphoria. As opiates metabolize out of tissues, withdrawal symptoms of sympathetic overdrive set in; accompanied by pupillary dilatation, muscle contractions, sweating, anxiousness, & generally feeling horrible. Pupilllary size will normalize along with dissipation of withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Go see eye doctor: 1st need to find cause of dilated pupils. Are they symmetric? If not, need to get evaluated for anisocoria (https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/eye-disorders/symptoms-of-eye-disorders/pupils-unequal). Do they adjust to light? If not, we worry about medications & brain injury: http://www.healthgrades.com/symptoms/dilated-pupils. Bottom line: always look for cause before asking about treatment. ...Read more
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