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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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How long will it take my dilated pupils to return to normal after taking hydrocodone for 3 days? I had a laparoscopy on wednesday.

How long will it take my dilated  pupils to return to normal after taking hydrocodone for 3 days?  I had a laparoscopy on wednesday.

Narcotics: Cause pupillary constriction, not dilation. Consult with your doctor about what other meds you may have received. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. George Yang
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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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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
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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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Dr. Alan Jackson
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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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Dr. John Hanna
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What causes intermittent dilated pupils with behavior problems in child?

Emotions: Pupil dilation can be caused by an emotional state or arousal. There are also many drugs that can result in changes in pupils and then the same drugs are the cause of the behavior change. Consider a urine test to look for drug behavior changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jackson
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Dilated pupils in a 5 year old on a daily basis; is this normal?

Both same size: If both the same size no need to be concerned, however good idea to have the eyes examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshav Narain
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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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Mydriasis (Definition)

Mydriasis is also known as Enlarged pupils. Mydriasis is the process of dilating the ...Read more


Enlarged Pupils (Definition)

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