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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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How long do the effects of heroine (dilated pupils) last?

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

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How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

4-7 days: Atropine is a strong and persistent dilator of the pupil. It will last 3-7 days in most depending upon the biochemistry of the pupil and the color of the iris (darker is less long and blue eyes last the longest). ...Read more

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How much time before dilated pupils regulate?

Depends. : The time it takes for your pupils to return to normal following dilation depends on what dilating drops you were given. Typical dilation lasts 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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How much time do dilated pupils last ?

How much time do dilated pupils last ?

Varies: on the type of drops used for dilation. If this was an in office dilation for an exam, the standard drops dilate the pupils anywhere between 4-8 hours. However sometimes it can last up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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I wake up with extremely dilated pupils there so big i can't even look in a mirror straight with out getting a wierd feeling. What causes this ?

I wake up with extremely dilated pupils there so big i can't even look in a mirror straight with out getting a wierd feeling. What causes this ?

Your normal,,,,: Variation of pupils. Many people have big pupils at night. As long as they react to light by getting smaller, you have no need to worry. ...Read more

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Why do people who get high have dilated pupils?

Dilated pupils: Medications can cause the pupils to constrict or dilate depending on the medication. Opiates are know to cause pupillary constriction while pupillary dilation can occur with other drugs. Dilated pupils allow more light into the eye. ...Read more

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Is sunlight dangerous after having an examination with dilated pupils ? I had to walk for 30 minutes without sunglasses and it was a very bright day.

Is sunlight dangerous after having an examination with dilated pupils ? I had to walk for 30 minutes without sunglasses and it was a very bright day.

Prob OK: You should be fine as long as you didn't look directly at the sun. Sunglasses are nice, but you can also shade your eyes with your hands. If all else fails, you can squint. Many eye mds have temporary sunglasses available. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dilated pupils quicker?

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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Mydriasis (Definition)

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Enlarged Pupils (Definition)

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