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Possibly age: Older folks tend to have smaller pupils, and if they have been small for a long time, dilation might not be evident on a casual examination. He might also have had cataract surgery which can narrow the pupils. He might also be on a drug which can make them smaller if he has glaucoma. If his vision is fine, this is not worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 91 year old dads pupils are pinpoint. They don't even dialate. What could that mean? He's not on any pain meds
Several possibilitie: Older folks tend to have smaller pupils especially after cataract surgery. Some medications including some eye meds will over time diminish the ability of the iris to move very well. As long as your dad's vision is good and the eyes are comfortable there is little to worry about. Try asking him if his eyes are fine. ...Read more
Not necessarily : I'm not sure what you mean about the eyeball moving quickly but pinpoint pupils aren't particularly bad. It's normal in bright environments. Narcotics can also make them pinpoint. ...Read more
I think my right pupil is bigger then the left should I be worried? I've never noticed this before.
Not necessarily, but: 20% of the population has a mild difference in pupil size (anisocoria) which is called "physiologic" and not related to an underlying medical problem. If available carefully check old photographs to see if it was present in the past. See an ophthalmologist if anisocoria is a NEW development as it can be due to a number of diseases of the eye as well as conditions of the nervous system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause unequal pupil size?it is not very much bigger than the other one and it contracts fast to light. And should I worry?
How much should pupils react to light? When I turn light on they get a little smaller then right back to normal. They usually react better. Is it ok?
See eye doctor: It could be several reasons. Could be that the pupil has been exposed to a chemical that keeps it big or keeps it small. This chemical could be a medicine you are taking or a chemical in a cleaning product, insect killer, or lawn and garden chemical. Could be that pupil stuck with inflammation. Could be a neurological issues. Need to see eye doctor to evaluate the source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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