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How long after eye dilation do eyes return to normal?

How long after eye dilation do eyes return to normal?

Variable: Many factors influence how long dilating drops remain active after instilled. These include how "strong" a drop was used, how sensitive the patient is to the drop, color of the eyes (blue usually stay dilated longer), and other factors. Most dilating drops used for diagnostic purposes in the office wear off after 4-24 hours. Patients often are sensitive to light, and may have trouble reading. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye dilation drops to wear off and normal vision to return?

How long does it take for eye dilation drops to wear off and normal vision to return?

2-4 hours: The most commonly used drops take 2-4 hours to completely resolve. There are reversal drops that can take some of the effect away. ...Read more

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I had my eyes dilated 3 days ago. Vision returned to normal after 24 hrs but my pupils are still dilated and sensitive to light. Is there a problem?

I had my eyes dilated 3 days ago. Vision returned to normal after 24 hrs but my pupils are still dilated and sensitive to light. Is there a problem?

Not likely!: Depending on the dilating agent used, it can last from 4 hours to over a week! The pupil dilation is one part and the inability to focus a separate part. People with light colored eyes can have the pupil dilation last for much longer period of time. Next time you see the eye doctor ask then to only use tropicamide once (no need for a second drop or a second application). ...Read more

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Had eyes dilated for exam. Why do my pupils still stay so big for such a long time afterwards- even after my vision returns to normal?

Had eyes dilated for exam. Why do my pupils still stay so big for such a long time afterwards- even after my vision returns to normal?

Half Life: The medications used to dilate the pupils may linger in your system and the pupils can stay dilated longer even though your vision is relatively improved as your body gets accustomed to the amount of light entering with dilated pupils. ...Read more

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After your pupils are dilated when getting an eye exam, how long until they are back to normal?

After your pupils are dilated when getting an eye exam, how long until they are back to normal?

Pupil dilating drops: Usually will last for 3-4 hours after your exam. Occasionally, some patients' pupils are extremely responsive to dilation and the drops could last up to 10-12 hrs. ...Read more

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14-yr-old son. Had eye exam today, drops were given. One eye dilated much more than the other, and is taking longer to contract. Is this normal?

14-yr-old son. Had eye exam today, drops were given. One eye dilated much more than the other, and is taking longer to contract. Is this normal?

Common: This depends upon the amount of the drop that was absorbed, and the internal biochemical neutralizing that the eye accomplishes. Wait 12-24 hours to see the final result which almost certainly will be fine. ...Read more

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How long will it take my pupil to go back to normal size after vitrectomy w/gas bubble insertion? My eye still looks dilated one week post op.

How long will it take my pupil to go back to normal size after vitrectomy w/gas bubble insertion? My eye still looks dilated one week post op.

Depends on meds: Your surgeon likely used a postoperative mydriatic/cycloplegic agent that keeps your pupil dilated & you ciliary muscle relaxed, both to ease postoperative pain. Occasionally, if laser endophotocoagulation is used during the vitrectomy, there is an infrequent occurence of residual mydriasis (iridoplegia) from laser damage of the short ciliary nerves. Most cases: dilation may last few weeks. ...Read more

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I will go for a routine eye exam for updated rx, with dilation. I do not like to wait the long time after dilation for my eyes to adjust. No options?

I will go for a routine eye exam for updated rx, with dilation. I do not like to wait the long time after dilation for my eyes to adjust. No options?

Dilation: Is not necessary for a routine eye exam. Routine meaning that you are not having any symptoms and you are just needing to update your glasses prescription. This is especially true if there were no problems found on a previous dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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How long does it take for childrens eyes to recover from dilation?

How long does it take for childrens eyes to recover from dilation?

Few hours: Usually it's just a few hours, but depending on what drops were used it could be even a couple of days. ...Read more

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If the optic nerve seen as normal and not swell without to put drops to dilate the eyes can that change if drops was used to dilate the eyes?

If the optic nerve seen as normal and not swell without to put drops to dilate the eyes can that change if drops was used to dilate the eyes?

No: If the nerve can be seen clearly without dilation, then the evaluation of the nerve is adequate. Dilating the eye just gives a better view into the back of the eye. ...Read more

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How long for eye dilation to wear off?

How long for eye dilation to wear off?

Depends: It all depends on the dilating drop being used. If you are seeing an eye md, dilation from the exam typically lasts 4-6 hours. If you are being dilated for a medical condition, some dilating drops can last up to 2 weeks! ...Read more

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How long could eye dilation usually last for?

How long could eye dilation usually last for?

Few hours - few days: It depends on the type of drop used to dilate the pupil, the concentration of the eye drop and the color of the eye. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eye dilation to wear off?

How long does it take for eye dilation to wear off?

Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's office and they last about 6-8 hours in the average person, although they can last a bit longer. Other drops like cyclopentolate last up to 24 hours and Atropine can last for 14 days. ...Read more

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Had pink eye used dilation drops. How long will pupils be dilated?

Had pink eye used dilation drops. How long will pupils be dilated?

Depends: Mydriacyl, or tropicamide, about 1-2 hours. Cyclogel 6-12 hous. Atropine 1-2 weeks phenyephrine 1-2 hours. ...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 does eye dilation last after having iritis, I stopped mydtilate over a week ago and is still dilated. Dr has no answer. Could it b permanent?

How long does eye dilation last after having iritis, I stopped mydtilate over a week ago and is still dilated. Dr has no answer. Could it b permanent?

Less than 1 week: Atropine should not last more than a week. HomAtropine and scopolamine just a few days. If its still dilated without any other symptoms then give it a few days. If it is still dilated at that point I would do a work up for abnormal pupil. ...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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When I don't wear my eye glasses where suddenly things I normally can see (up close) becomes blurry and my pupils dilate and I get dizzy.?

When I don't wear my eye glasses where suddenly things I normally can see (up close) becomes blurry and my pupils dilate and I get dizzy.?

It's your refractive: Error and that's why glasses correct your vision to make up this difference. Without glasses, you may end up with eye strain, headache, dizziness and need to rest. So wear your glasses! ...Read more

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Pupils dilated 5 hours ago. 1% kind. Left eye is still dilated and the right is normal. 2nd day getting dilation 1st day both went back to norm fast.

Pupils dilated 5 hours ago. 1% kind. Left eye is still dilated and the right is normal. 2nd day getting dilation 1st day both went back to norm fast.

Variable recovery: The reversal from eye dilation depends upon the amount of drug that entered the eye initially, the rapidity of your tear flow and the biochemistry of the neutralization of the agent within the eyes. This can produce a differential effect of recovery but almost all recover within 24 hours. ...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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How long should eyes be dilated after eye examination?

How long should eyes be dilated after eye examination?

It depends.: Blue eyed people will stay dilated longer than brown eyed people as they have less pigment in their iris. It also depends on what type of dilating drop is utilized. Some dilating drops will wear off in less than an hour, and others can last longer than a week! ...Read more

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How long should your eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

How long should your eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

Usually 6-8 hours: It depends on what type of drops are used. Phenylephrine and tropicamide are probably the most commonly used at the optometrist or ophthalmologist's office and they last about 6-8 hours in the average person, although they can last a bit longer. Other drops like cyclopentolate last up to 24 hours and Atropine can last for 14 days. ...Read more

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Please explain how long will my eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

Please explain how long will my eyes stay dilated after an eye exam?

Pupil dilating drops: Usually last for 4-6 hours after they are instilled. Depending on the patient, the drops may last longer, especially with people who are blue-eyed. In addition, some dilating drops are known to last longer. We try to avoid them whenever possible so the drops wear off more quickly. ...Read more

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My friend's eyes remained dilated long after her eye exam, so her dr put drops in her eyes to reverse it. When should the 2nd drops begin to wear off?

Second drops take: 1-2 hours to bring the pupils back to normal. After this time the puplls should react normally. The reversal eye drops just return the pupils to normal. ...Read more