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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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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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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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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 it take for dialation drops to wear off? I had my eyes dialated atound 11 am and its 4:30 pm now and my new contacts are blurry

How long does it take for dialation drops to wear off? I had my eyes dialated atound 11 am and its 4:30 pm now and my new contacts are blurry

Several hours: Usually 4 to 6 hours for standard dilating eye drops, but sometimes a eye Doc will use dilating agents that can last for 8-12 hours. This latter agent also will affect focus to a greater degree and make your vision with contacts noticeably blurry. Fortunately the eye drops will reverse and you should be back to normal by tomorrow. If not just call your doc and he/she can advise you. Good luck. ...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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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 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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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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What are some possible explanations for my left pupil not dilating? My left eye does not take in as much light as my right eye in the dark. I did some experiments and made some observations that the left pupil does not dilate.

What are some possible explanations for my left pupil not dilating? My left eye does not take in as much light as my right eye in the dark. I did some experiments and made some observations that the left pupil does not dilate.

Several possibilitie: There are several possibilities. Two are old trauma or previous infection that has scarred your iris to your lens. The rest are neurological conditions that need to be sorted out by your specialist eye md (ophthalmologist). Your baseline condition is called anisocoria, which simply means pupils of different sizes. ...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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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 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 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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