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How Long Should Eyes Be Dilated After Eye Examination
Anticholinergic: Dilating eye drops, commonly Tropicamide & cyclopentolate, act by blocking muscarinic receptors in the iris sphincter muscle thereby blocking cholinergic input which causes the pupil to dilate. This effect is termed Anticholinergic, and the effect that makes the pupil smaller (miotic) is termed Cholinergic. There is also an effect on accommodation which is why dilation affects your near focus. ...Read more
What are the side effects associated with dilated fundus examination..pupil dilation test..?? Does dis test harm eyes or pupils in anyway in future? ?
No harm ...: Your eyes may be dilated for 4-5 hours after the exam, but there is no damage done as a result of dilating the pupils ...Read more
Atropine drops: Can last for one werk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Cocaine is metabolized rapidly. In people who are habituated to it, the dilated pupils can be followed by constricted pupils. How long also dependent on how it is taken - smoked (crack) is fastest), inhaled a bit slower. Overall, two hours is a rough measure of how long it takes for half the drug to be gone. But urine tests are positive up to 3 days after Cocaine eye drops are used for surgery. ...Read more
Had eyes dilated for exam. Why do my pupils still stay so big for such a long time afterwards- even after my vision returns to normal?
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 2 more doctor answers
Pupil dilating drops: Usually last for 4-6 hours after they are instilled. Depending on the patient, the drops may last longer, especially with people who are blue-eyed. In addition, some dilating drops are known to last longer. We try to avoid them whenever possible so the drops wear off more quickly. ...Read more
My friend's eyes remained dilated long after her eye exam, so her dr put drops in her eyes to reverse it. When should the 2nd drops begin to wear off?
I had an eye exam by an optomotrist that dilated my eyes to look in them. How long will they stay dilated?
Typically: 2-4 hours, although longer can occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
A few hours: The typical dilating drops used at most eye doctors last about 4-6 hours. Some individuals are more sensitive to the effects and can remain dilated for up to a day. And if stronger dilating drops were used for a particular reason, their effects could last from 8 to 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should my eyes stay dilated after a visit with an eye doctor? I think they use too much medicine.
It depends: It depends on what eye drops are used to dilate your eyes. Some dilating drops last only around 3 hours, another may last 6 hours , another may last 2 to 4 days and another may last up to 2 weeks. The 2 to 4 day and the 2 week drops are used for treatment as opposed to examining an eye. Also, some eyes tend to be more sensitive to dilating drops and the effect tends to last longer in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Typically a few hours, longer for lighter-eyed individuals. ...Read more
Depends on the med: Several different medications can be used to dilate the eye for peripheral retinal examinations. They have different durations of action from 2 hours to 2 weeks. The most commonly used drug, mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is 1/2 gone in 2 hours, and 3/4 gone in 4 hours on average. Some people are especially sensitive to the meds, especially if you have light blue eyes, and can remain dilated for 36 - 72 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: On what drop you are using. Let us know and we will advise you. ...Read more
2-4 hours: In most cases. Rarely it lasts longer. ...Read more
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