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How Long Does It Take For Eye Dilation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2-5 days: Most of what is called pink eye is due to viral infections which take 2=5 days to cause an eye infection that is obvious. Pink eye is common in children but occurs in epidemic form in adults. It is usually self limiting but can be relieved in part if you let your ophthalmologist see it. ...Read more
Rapidly: The most common event in a scratched eye is corneal abrasion - the loss of a portion of the corneal surface from trauma. These heal extremely rapidly usually within 1-2 days. Your ophthalmologist can assist with this, protecting your eye and providing means for the best comfort. ...Read more
Faster w/reversing: There are drops called reversing drops that many eye doctors use to speed up the recovery after dilation. Dapirazole hcl 0.5%is an eyedrop that helps the mydriacyl (tropicamide) to loosen its hold on the receptors in the iris muscles that lead to dilated pupils. Then the dilating drops can wear off in 45 minutes to an hour, in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Bloodshot eyes will clear at different rates depending upon the cause. Allergic might clear overnight with antiallergic eyedrops, viral infections clear in 3-10 days. Bacterial more rapidly with topical antibiotics. Eyes with subconjunctival hemorrhage might take two weeks to clear out the blood. Alcoholic induced blood shot eyes might clear overnight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon treat: This depends upon the location of the stye, the size and length of time it has been present, and the treatment that is given (heat, antibiotics) - along with your intrinsic resistance. If you are using heat (the best) then given it about two weeks and if persistent at that point see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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