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How long does it take for pupil dilation to end?

How long does it take for pupil dilation to end?

4 hours: Usually, around 4 hours, however in eyes that are lighter in color, blue, two-toned, or green the effect of the drops can last beyond 4 hours. In small children, although rare, the effect can last up to a week or more. ...Read more

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 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 can pupil dilation last after an exam?

A few hours: Typical dilation usually lasts between 4 and 6 hours. When a chile is dilated, it may last a few hours longer. If dilation lasts more than 24 hours, you should contact your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can one reduce pupil dilation? I take aderall 30mg XR once every am 5 mg ir evening. Most days iris all but disappears, and i look like a junkie

How can one reduce pupil dilation?
I take aderall 30mg XR once every am  5 mg ir evening.  Most days iris all but disappears, and i look like a junkie

Constricting pupils: Aderral can cause pupil dilation, so the options are to reduce dosage or eliminate the aderral, switch to a different drug (eg if you are treating adhd, straterra may be an option, or other treatment). Taking another drug to constrict the pupil (eg, Pilocarpine 1% 1 drop) may also cause other side effects, like pinpoint pupils, blurry vision, corneal irritation. & long term use: lens opacification. ...Read more

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What's pupil dilation?

Pupil dilation: When you look at your eye is the mirror, the dark circle in the center is the pupil. Dilating drops make the pupil larger and allow a more complete eye exam robe performed. Dilation takes about 15-20 minutes and lasts 3-4 hours or longer (depending on which drops are used). ...Read more

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Is it bad to have pupil dilation?

Is it bad to have pupil dilation?

Not always: If you are referring to having your eyes dilated with drops in the ophthalmologist's office, this is generally safe, except when you have "narrow angles." this can be determined by your eye md. If your pupil spontaneously dilates, this can be a sign of a problem in the brain (tumor, aneurysm, etc) and should be evaluated right away by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have uneven pupil dilation. Is this harmful or harmless?

I have uneven pupil dilation. Is this harmful or harmless?

See an eye doctor: It can be normal, especially if it has always been present. There are certain conditions that can lead to one pupil dilating more (or less) than the other. If the pupil difference is new, it should be evaluated by an eye doctor soon. The condition itself is usually harmless, but the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Does alcohol cause pupil dilation?

Usually constriction: Alcohol in large amounts can cause pupillary constriction. That being said, it is not the best indicator of alcohol use/intoxication. Like benzodiazepines and opioids, alcohol is a depressant, promoting parasympathetic activity and pupil constriction. ...Read more

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Do colored contacts affect pupil dilation?

No: Colored contacts still let almost all light in, so there is no effect on pupil size. But the pattern of color in the lensar make the pupil look different. ...Read more

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Does insomnia cause pupil dilation?

Does insomnia cause pupil dilation?

Not usually: Dilated pupils can occur as a side effect of various medications and several illicit drugs. Serious medical conditions such as serotonin syndrome can also cause this. Insomnia for a night or two would not usually result in dilated pupils. How long have you had insomnia? Have you been depressed or started a new medication? See your doctor to be sure and bring a list of all drugs, herbals takin ...Read more

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Would hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation in response to light?

Unlikely: Severe hypocalcemia may weaken muscle contraction, which could make the pupils unable to constrict. But it cannot cause a paradoxical dilation of the pupils to light. ...Read more

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Could hypocalcemia cause pupil dilation and a sluggish pupil response to light?

Hypocalcemia: A complete list of the symptoms of hypocalcemia (h) can be found at this link: http://www.Clevelandclinicmeded.Com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/endocrinology/hypocalcemia/. Pupil dilation and and a sluggish pupil are not some of the symptoms of h. ...Read more

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Could pupil dilation hurt my eyes?

No: These are used daily in ophthalmology offices! we would not use a hurtful medication. The dilating drops do make your vision blurry until t.He pupils get back to normal. ...Read more

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Can Celexa (citalopram) cause pupil dilation?

Can Celexa (citalopram) cause pupil dilation?

Possible: Celexa (citalopram) can cause pupil dilation. It is an uncommon side effect. If this occurs see prescribing doctor or pcp for exam and guidance. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting fluoxetine?

Not usually: Fluoxetine (prozac) is not usually associated with pupil dilation, although the pupils may be slightly less reactive to light. The medicine is a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) and can cause dry mouth, dry eyes and other side effects. ...Read more

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Can lack of sex cause pupil dilation?

No.: Lack of sexual activity or excess sexual activity will have no effect on the normal, daily, stable size of your eye's pupil. Your eye's pupil may become dilated during sex if you are engaging in the activity in a dimly lit room as a normal reaction to the eye needing more light to enter the eye and impact the retina for one to see. Lack of sex may make you a poor "pupil" of sex however. ...Read more

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Sudden bilateral pupil dilation in normal light, pupils responded to direct light but returned to dilated size, normalised after 10mins. Cause?

Pupil dilation: Many causes of pupil dilation, including emotions - higher levels of circulating adrenaline, which occur during times of excitement or fear. drugs - from eye drops to hallucinogenics. Especially drugs that are anticholinergic light - low light, or a problem with receiving light on the retina neurologic problem - from the optic nerve to the part of the brain that regulates the eyes. ...Read more

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Mydriasis (Definition)

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