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How lonv will my pupils stay dilated after glaucoma test?

How lonv will my pupils stay dilated after glaucoma test?

Depends: Visual field testing doesn't require dilation. Oct can also be performed without dilation although in some patients the signal strength and accuracy of the measurements can improve with dilation. Optic nerve photography is also best performed dilated stereo photographs are preferable. Dilation can last fabout 2-10 hours depending on the drugs used and color of the iris. Blue is more sensitive. ...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


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I am on medicine for add and it makes my pupils really dilated. Is there any way i can be avoid this?

I am on medicine for add and it makes my pupils really dilated. Is there any way i can be avoid this?

Contact your doctor: Medications all have potential adverse reactions, and there is likely multiple choices to handle your problems. Since you do not list your medication, it is impossible to assess how to modify dosing or select alternatives. Have a lengthy visit with your doctor and assess other choices. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning and one of my pupils was dilated, is this serious?

I woke up one morning and one of my pupils was dilated, is this serious?

It can be: This can be due to certain medical diseases, exposure to certain medications and to certain structural abnormalities inside the head. This needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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One of my pupils is dilated to almost twice the size of the other. What can cause this?

One of my pupils is dilated to almost twice the size of the other.  What can cause this?

Anisocoria: Anisocoria refers to unequal pupils. Physiologic anisocoria is very common and normal in up to 20% of people. The variation should be no more than 1mm and both eyes should react normally to light. It can be dangerous if it is a form of horner's syndrome (e.g. Carotid dissection) or from damage to the third nerve (e.g. Aneurysmal expansion) so you should get it checked out! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on medicine for add and it makes my pupils really dilated, is there any way I can get rid of this?

What do you advise if I'm on medicine for add and it makes my pupils really dilated, is there any way I can get rid of this?

Not really: This is indeed a side effect of many of the stimulant drugs used to treat ADD/ADHD. You can see if a lower dose is still helpful for your symptoms and will make this side effect less likely. Alternatively, you could ask your doctor about alternative treatments using non-stimulant medications and/or behavioral therapy. However, none of these work as well as stimulant meds if truly dealing with ADD ...Read more

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Both times i've used dextromethorphan (generic capsule with no other active ingredients) my pupils became dilated for a day. Should i avoid it now?

Both times i've used dextromethorphan (generic capsule with no other active ingredients) my pupils became dilated for a day. Should i avoid it now?

Depends: Is that the only side effect you encountered?Did it negatively affect you otherwise? To me if the medication did you more good than the side effects bothered you, i would consider it an option you could use with this in mind. ...Read more

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How much time do my pupils stay dilated after my eye exam?

How much time do my pupils stay dilated after my eye exam?

Several hours: It really depends on the drops used at your doctors office. The standard drops used can keep pupils dilated between 4-6 hours. However, in some patients the drops can keep the pupils dilated for up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Having dizziness, blurry vision and constant head pressure for more than a year. Now, my pupils are dilated. Is this normal?

See a doc: The symptoms you describe above warrant a visit to your doctor. It is possibly that blurry vision may be causing headaches. The solution may be as simple as a pair of glasses. ...Read more

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My pupils are always dilated. People are always accusing me of being on drugs or something. Is there any simple meds to shrink them back?

Dilated pupils: Dilated pupils can be caused by medication, specifically anti depressents or anti histamines. Treatment is usually removing the cause. ...Read more

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Are my pupils dilated/unresponsive when i'm unconscious?

Not always.: Not necessarily. The pupils' size and reaction depends on the type of insult to the brain. ...Read more

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Is it normal that one of my pupils dilated after using visine?

Not really: There are several different types of visine . Some contain a mild vasocontrictor (labeled"gets the red out"). If your eyes were sensitive to this chemical alone, and you applied it to one eye only ( or got more in one eye) then you might see some enlargement of the pupil on that side. Of course the visine could have become contaminated with a pupillary dilator. Consider also horner's syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it normal for air to feel "thick" when your breathing? I felt it heavy and thick.. I suddenly felt scared and my pupils dilated. I hv anxiety.

Is it normal for air to feel "thick" when your breathing? I felt it heavy and thick.. I suddenly felt scared and my pupils dilated. I hv anxiety.

Anxiety can dilate: or constrict pupils and often causes fear that there is not enough air/breath available. I suggest you see an opthamologist who may be able to rule out eye disorder and put your mind at ease. Then see a clinical psychologist for anxiety management. A book called the Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson can be very helpful if you practice the little exercise he talks about. Peace & good health ...Read more

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What could it be when i wake up and my pupils are extremely dilated i mean i can't even look straight and if i look in a mirror i get a headache?

Light sensitivity: Sensitive to light because your room is too dark and when you get up your pupils are very dilated. If you have fever and/or neck stiffness is called photophobia and a symptom of infection in the menages ( membrane that covers the brain ), if this is the case see a dr right away. ...Read more

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Twice in 2 months I've woken up with my right pupil dilated with my left one reactive to light. No head injury. It becomes normal by midday. ?

Twice in 2 months I've woken up with my right pupil dilated with my left one reactive to light. No head injury. It becomes normal by midday.
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Phone?: Tumor and syphillis and MS would be unlikely if the symptoms improve daily. Some people read their bright phone in a dark room with one eye on a pillow in he morning. Your eyes might react funny for a while afterwards. ...Read more

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Why are my pupils dilated for no reason if i didn't use drugs or have a serious condition - according to my ophthalmologist; 4 day lapse.

Why are my pupils dilated for no reason if i didn't use drugs or have a serious condition - according to my ophthalmologist; 4 day lapse.

Uncertain cause: The pupils should not be spontaneously dilated. Some people have a naturally large pupil but will still constrict with bright light. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. If the eyes are fully dilated and non-reactive, you may have come in contact with a plant material or medication that causes dilation. Some of these, like scopolamine patches for sea sickness, dilate for days. ...Read more

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My pupil is left dilated from iritis. Was given pilocarpine for 3days it reduced pupil about 4mm. But after stopin drops the pupil is dilated again? Y

My pupil is left dilated from iritis. Was given pilocarpine for 3days it reduced pupil about 4mm. But after stopin drops the pupil is dilated again? Y

See an Eye MD: Iritis can cause permanent pupil dilation if it was severe enough to begin with. You should be under the care of an ophthalmologist to be sure that everything that can be done is being done. ...Read more