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How long will my pupils stay small after taking hydrocodone?

How long will my pupils stay small after taking hydrocodone?

Pupil constriction: There is no precise answer to your question because there are a number of variables that might affect the metabolism of a narcotic. The metabolism of a narcotic will affect pupil constriction. As time passes, more of the narcotic will be metabolized and pupil size will go from smaller to larger toward normal (3-5 mm in diameter). The half -life of hydrocodone is 3.8 - 4.9 hrs. ...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 underwent a catract surgery three days ago ,I have unclear vision(voggy and dark) specially at the center of the eye and my pupil is small and fixed?

I underwent a catract surgery three days ago ,I have unclear vision(voggy and dark) specially at the center of the eye and my pupil is small and fixed?

Get recheck: While cataract surgery is one of the most successful procedures out there, generally vision is improved although not optimum by 2-3 days out. Generally cataract surgeons check the eye the day or two after surgery - was that your case? A small pupil is generally a good sign. Call your cataract surgery for a quick recheck to see if there is any problem. ...Read more

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I just turned 50. I'm sure my pupils are smaller than they used to be. Reasons?

Not too bright: Because you're in a bright environment. Go to a room where there isn't as much light and your pupils will dialate. ...Read more

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I have double vision (vertical images) 1-2 times per week, for 6 months. Just noticed my pupils are extremely small. No drugs. What's going on?

Vertical diplopia: Seeing double with images one above the other is called "vertical diplopia". There are many possible causes, and some of them are important. I recommend that you see a neurologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Eyes feel heavy & vision is blurry after the use of artifical tears. I also notice that when I look in the mirror my pupil gets big & small when blinking.

Eyes feel heavy & vision is blurry after the use of artifical tears. I also notice that when I look in the mirror my pupil gets big & small when blinking.

Hippus: Is the term that describes the rhythmic dilation and constriction of your pupils in response to lights when you open and close your eyes. This is a normal pupil response and there is nothing to worry about with this. As for your artificial tears, you may be having a reaction to the preservatives in the drops or they may be too thick for you. Try a different brand to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I did molly(drug) for the first time and i noticed my left pupil was smaller than the other.?

MDMA Molly: Causes of uneven pupils. 3rd cranial nerve disorder atropine brain death cerebral oedema cocaine holmes-adie syndrome horner's syndrome mdma (molly) raised intracranial pressure scopolamine tonic pupil uveitis as you can see, molly, is one of the causes of uneven pupils. There is your answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, wife just saw that o have a white spot in my pupil. It is very small but it can be seen with naked eye. What can this be? I'm 37 years old.

Hi, wife just saw that o have a white spot in my pupil. It  is very small but it can be seen with naked  eye. What can this be? I'm 37 years  old.

Light reflex: The white spot could be the light reflex which appears as a tiny white dot in the middle of the pupil. It should appear the same in both eyes. If this is not the case, schedule an exam with an ophthalmologist to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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My left eyelid hangs lower than the right. And my left pupil is sometimes smaller than the right one. What could be the cause?

Ptosis / anisicoria: If this is new or progressive you should see your doc to have this evaluated. Problems with the nerves to your eye and associated muscles can cause this. ...Read more

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For 4 months ago i started to see that my left pupil has go smaller than the other is it not a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

For 4 months ago i started to see that my left pupil has go smaller than the other is it not a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Fatal insomnia: Fatal insomnia is very rare. Symptoms starts with insomnia in middle age. Fever, headache, attention and vigilance, memory, get impaired. Hypertension, increased breathing and heart rates, sweating, and slightly increased body temperature are also other sign or symptoms of this rare disease. The above symptoms and the majority of them might be caused by anxiety too. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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