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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

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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First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

First week of 4 drug TB treatment for ocular TB. Started to see eye floaters in left eye which have more infectious activity. Is this expected?

Opthalmology: Floaters are collagen fiber proteins floating in the vitreous effect the amount of light that hits the retina. Most of the time floaters are no concern to medical health. But, sudden increases in numbers of floaters especially when accompanied by flashes of light or vision loss on one side should be seen by ophthalmology immediately. Retinal detachment, Retinal tear or bleeding may be occurring. ...Read more

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Does oxidation treatment to the eyes work for glaucoma patients?

Does oxidation treatment to the eyes work for glaucoma patients?

Data is not yet in: Anti-oxidants and nitric oxide agents are being investigated for lowering the intra-ocular pressures in glaucoma. Although some studies have been promising, there are others that call the agents into question. Bottom line, definitive research has not been completed as of this date, 2017. ...Read more

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After treatment for iritis, should the eyedrops make pupil large with blurred vision?

After treatment for iritis, should the eyedrops make pupil large with blurred vision?

Yes: Dilating the pupil, putting it at rest, is often part of the treatment of iritis. The pupillary reaction to light in an inflamed eye can lead to severe photophobia. Dilating the pupil will make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg. Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's). ?

Looking for doc in eastern va to work with and move from mono-therapy trt to include hcg.  Sub-optimal response to gel so far (tt mid 300's).  ?

Natural HCG : Try this natural supplement which will naturally boost your HCG https://lookingood.Myitworks.Com/shop/product/135 then you won't need trt. Really testosterone is low naturally. There is nothing wrong with that. ...Read more

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Is there any significance to the sequence in which i take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Is there any significance to the sequence in which i take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Yes: Your treating md will advise you, but a common practice is to use your cosopt™ and alphagan™ twice per day. You should wait at least 5' between eye drop instillation and also apply pressure to the inner corner of your eyelid for one minute. A twice/day regimen is ideally 12 hrs apart. Also, it does not matter the order. Xalatan™ is instilled generally close to bedtime by the same technique. ...Read more

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Want to stop using eye drops and try laser treatment for glaucoma. Which is the preferred treatment - slt or alt?

Want to stop using eye drops and try laser treatment for glaucoma. Which is the preferred treatment - slt or alt?

SLT: Slt is preferred it is less destructive and can be repeated. Alt can be used in older patients but is really considered an extinct proceedure by most ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Whats done for refractory chemo vomiting that doesn't respond to a cocktail of antiemetics? Is the next step deep sedation to calm the vomiting center

Whats done for refractory chemo vomiting that doesn't respond to a cocktail of antiemetics? Is the next step deep sedation to calm the vomiting center

Many drugs, can help: If you tell us the names of the antiemetic drug cocktail given so far, we can suggest some add on drugs. One drug that can help is marinol(not often used) and another one to use is Compazine (prochlorperazine) in high doses. Either of these would help. Sedation is also important but they may have already use Ativan which is another good drug when regular antiemetics fail. ...Read more

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Is there any risk to carry out enhancement surgery 14 days post custom laisik to both eyes to enhance the contrast of my vision?

Is there any risk to carry out enhancement  surgery 14 days post custom laisik to  both eyes to enhance the contrast of my vision?

Yes: All surgical procedures carry with them a degree of risk. Lasik enhancements are quite safe but do have risks associated with them, including infection, folds in flap and ingrowth of epithelial cells. In most cases, enhancements are not so soon after the initial surgery, as one has to wait for the initial surgery to fully heal and your prescription to stabilize. ...Read more

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Is the drug veinity prescription for various vein and spider veins effective this medication is suppose to remove various veins in three months

Is the drug veinity prescription for various vein and spider veins effective this medication is suppose to remove various veins in three months

Unrealistic.: The cause of varicose veins and, frequently, a contributing factor to spider veins is a malfunction of the valves of the saphenous system of veins or other significant veins. Added to this are genetics, pregnancies, aging sun exposure and trauma. So it seems unrealistic to think that taking a pill will reverse all of this. If you have a vein problem, see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Blurred vision due to cornea infection. Treating with antiviral drops. What is the chance for the infection to leave scar for chronic blurred vision?

Blurred vision due to cornea infection. Treating with antiviral drops. What is the chance for the infection to leave scar for chronic blurred vision?

Depends: If this is your first infection you may not end up with scarring. Please continue to follow up with your eye md and take the medication as prescribed. Sometimes, despite the best treatment, you can end up with scarring that affects vision. Every time there is a recurrence the chance for scarring increases. ...Read more

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Isn't there an added drop, after the dilation drop, that will decrease the adjustment waiting period following a routine eye exam? What is it called?

Isn't there an added drop, after the dilation drop, that will decrease the adjustment waiting period following a routine eye exam? What is it called?

Dilated pupils: There was a drop called 'rev-eyes' that would help reverse pupil dilation. I'm not sure if it's available anymore since it burned a lot and wasn't that effective. One alternative is to ask your eye doctor to use weaker strength dilating drops at your exams. Sometimes those will wear off more quickly. ...Read more

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Regarding the treatment of vestibular migraines; overtime does an ssri become less effective due to tolerance and a switch to a tca become necessary?

Regarding the treatment of vestibular migraines; overtime does an ssri become less effective due to tolerance and a switch to a tca become necessary?

Use both cautiously.: Vestibular migraines is a variant of migraine in general accompanied b dizziness especially when moving and sometimes voices seem muffled. Ssri's are effective . If the medications are less effective, you may ask your doctor to bump the dosage up or use a tricyclic in conjunction with the ssri instead of changing the medication all together. ...Read more

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In general , will 1 eye drop control glaucoma for a longer period of time than an slt treatment?

In general , will 1 eye drop control glaucoma for a longer period of time than an slt treatment?

Depends: Everyone responds to treatment differently. There is equal success with drops versus slt. You may need both to control glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could the irises (color) of your eye serve a purpose for vision, or is it soley the pupil?

Could the irises (color) of your eye serve a purpose for vision, or is it soley the pupil?

Two parts of same: The iris, the muscle that opens and closes is the reason the pupil exists as the opening in the middle of the iris. Aside from protecting the eye from bright light, the opening assists in focusing as a narrow pupil gives a slightly sharper image. The iris structure shields the back of the eye from too much light. ...Read more

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If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

If a MD presses on the eyes to induce vagal response, can it cause damage in a person with ocular hypertension?

Probably Not: I agree with Dr. Fishburn. Carotid massage or eye massage is no longer in vogue for treatment of PAT and other superventricular tachycardia. Pharmacological intervention is more controllable. Trying to induce an oculocardiac reflex is VERY unreliable. I do not think the short duration pulses of higher intraocular pressure would make untreated ocular hypertension advance to actual glaucoma. ...Read more

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Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Doubtful: Medication side effects can be quite unique in some individuals, but Modafinil is unlikely to adversely affect glaucoma. Would definitely check with your ophthalmologist if eye issues are changing. ...Read more

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If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?

If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?

Probably good: If caught early and carefully followed she should do well. We have medications, laser as well as surgical options. For older patients often the disease was well advanced prior to the diagnosis being made, making treatment more problematic. ...Read more

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Would hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation in response to light?

Would hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation in response to light?

Unlikely: Severe hypocalcemia may weaken muscle contraction, which could make the pupils unable to constrict. But it cannot cause a paradoxical dilation of the pupils to light. ...Read more

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Could hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation and a sluggish pupil response to light?

Could hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation and a sluggish pupil response to light?

Hypocalcemia: A complete list of the symptoms of hypocalcemia (h) can be found at this link: http://www.Clevelandclinicmeded.Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/hypocalcemia/. Pupil dilation and and a sluggish pupil are not some of the symptoms of h. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for pupil dilation to end?

4 hours: Usually, around 4 hours, however in eyes that are lighter in color, blue, two-toned, or green the effect of the drops can last beyond 4 hours. In small children, although rare, the effect can last up to a week or more. ...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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Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can occur: Fluoxetine can cause mydriasis (pupil dilation) as one of the possible side effects given its effects on your autonomic nervous system (sweating/diaphoresis is another related side effect). This usually goes away over time. ...Read more

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Is it common to have blurred vision with pupil dilation?

Yes.: It is common, expected and practically universal. Your pupil is dilated by the eye doctor in order to be able to get a better and more complete view of the back internal structures of your eye (retina, macula, optic nerve). The drug induced dilation temporarily paralyzes the muscles in the iris & ciliary body that one uses to properly focus resulting in temporary blurred vision mostly at near. ...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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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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How long can pupil dilation last after an exam?

A few hours: Typical dilation usually lasts between 4 and 6 hours. When a chile is dilated, it may last a few hours longer. If dilation lasts more than 24 hours, you should contact your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can Celexa (citalopram) cause pupil dilation?

Can Celexa (citalopram) cause pupil dilation?

Possible: Celexa (citalopram) can cause pupil dilation. It is an uncommon side effect. If this occurs see prescribing doctor or pcp for exam and guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting fluoxetine?

Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting fluoxetine?

Not usually: Fluoxetine (prozac) is not usually associated with pupil dilation, although the pupils may be slightly less reactive to light. The medicine is a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) and can cause dry mouth, dry eyes and other side effects. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one to be hypersensitive to drug-induced pupil dilation?

Is it possible for one to be hypersensitive to drug-induced pupil dilation?

Yes.: Drug induced pupil dilation generally lasts roughly 3 to 4 hours where the patient is blurred for reading but generally can still see well at distance. Some eyes are more sensitive to the dilating drops, especially lighter colored eyes that have less melanin pigment. In these eyes the dilation may last several hours and even have a lingering effect into the next day. ...Read more

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Can lack of sex cause pupil dilation?

No.: Lack of sexual activity or excess sexual activity will have no effect on the normal, daily, stable size of your eye's pupil. Your eye's pupil may become dilated during sex if you are engaging in the activity in a dimly lit room as a normal reaction to the eye needing more light to enter the eye and impact the retina for one to see. Lack of sex may make you a poor "pupil" of sex however. ...Read more

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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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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

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