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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Mydriasis (Overview)

Mydriasis is the process of dilating the pupil of the eye.


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Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

Drug effect: Ecstasy contains a naturally derived drug which has adrenergic effects. One of these is to dilate eyes. This effect is small from systemic use of ecstasy but if you get some powder in your eye, you may experience a short term eye dilation (mydriasis). ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
71 doctors shared insights

Mydriasis (Overview)

Mydriasis is the process of dilating the pupil of the eye.


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Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

Eye drops: Some people with chronic mydriasis use an eye drop called Pilocarpine to constrict the pupil. See an ophthalmologist to learn about the risks and benefits of using this drug. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dilated pupils?

How to get rid of dilated pupils?

Why?: Turning on the lights will do it. Unless of course the dilation is drug induced. ...Read more

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Need to know something about mydriasis causes?

Dilated pupils: There are many chemicals that can cause mydriasis of the pupils , these are all self limited. Dilating eye drops used in the office cause mydriasis also self limited. Trauma, a forceful blow to the eye , may damage the pupillary muscles and can result in a irreversible mydriasis. ...Read more

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Need to know something about mydriasis caused by ecstasy?

Drug effect: Ecstasy contains a naturally derived drug which has adrenergic effects. One of these is to dilate eyes. This effect is small from systemic use of ecstasy but if you get some powder in your eye, you may experience a short term eye dilation (mydriasis). ...Read more

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About traumatic mydriasis ?

Dilated pupil: Traumatic mydriasis is when the pupil is dilated or larger than normal after an eye injury. This can occur after certain types of trauma as the muscles that cause constriction of the iris can be damaged. ...Read more

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Will my retinas be damaged by mydriasis?

No: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be caused by eyedrops administered at the doctor's office or as the result of disease or injury. Although the pupil helps to control the amount of light entering the eye, it affords little help in protecting the eye from the light. Sunglasses will help reduce the intensity of the light and will add another layer of protection against uv damage. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for chronic mydriasis?

Eye drops: Some people with chronic mydriasis use an eye drop called Pilocarpine to constrict the pupil. See an ophthalmologist to learn about the risks and benefits of using this drug. ...Read more

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I take fluoxatine for some days and I got mydriasis.. What should I do?

I take fluoxatine for some days and I got mydriasis.. What should I do?

See your Doctor: This is a very rare side effect and you should see the doctor who prescribed the medication as soon as possible. Do not stop this medication suddenly as this could lead to other problems. ...Read more

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What is the cure for traumatic mydriasis?

A few possibilities: Traumatic mydriasis, or perminent dilation of the eye from an injury, is not a curable condition. It is, however, treatable. Usually drops that shrink the pupil do not work on this. A colored contact lens can help with the sensitivity to light. Surgery can be done to shrink the pupil. See your ophthalmologist to review your options. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

Is there any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

Yes: Traumatic mydriasis is caused by damage to the muscles which normally cause the pupil to become small in daylight, if severely damaged, a surgery could be done to cosmetically improve the appearance of the pupil. The muscle itself however cannot at this time be fixed. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any cure for traumatic mydriasis?

No cure: Sometimes drops can shrink the pupil but they do not work in most cases of traumatic mydriasis. A colored contact lens to cover the dilated pupil is a reasonable way to deal with this problem. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage eyes?

Does mydriasis damage eyes?

May indicate trouble: Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be the result of toxicity (certain chemicals or medications accidentally coming in contact with the eye), injury (damage to the muscle of the iris), or neurological disease. If it doesn't go away within hours, discovering the cause is important. Advisable to get checked by an eyemd. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

No: Mydriasis means the pupil is dilated. It is a normal function of the pupil. Dilating eye drops will cause extreme mydriasis for a short time without any lasting side effects. Nerve damage or eye trauma can cause longer lasting or permanent mydriasis. The retina is exposed to more light, but this doesn't generally cause damage, unless it is intense and sustained, which is painful. ...Read more