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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
69 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