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If someone has dialated pupils from a concussion. This means they don't react to light at all and are huge in size right?

If someone has dialated pupils from a concussion. This means they don't react to light at all and are huge in size right?

Sort of: Dilated pupils are larger than normal and don't react to light as much as normal. See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause.

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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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The pupils in my eyes don't react, should I be concerned?

The pupils in my eyes don't react, should I be concerned?

Not a problem: You probably have very small pupils which don't appear to react as they are starting from a very small diameter. You can test reaction by setting up a mirror and quickly going from a bit of time in a dark room and then looking to see what happens when the lights go on. I assume you are not taking any drugs with pupillary effects.

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One of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. No other symptoms. They constrict normally and react to light. Could it be a tumor?

One of my pupils is slightly larger than the other. No other symptoms. They constrict normally and react to light. Could it be a tumor?

Pupil: Most likely a problem in measuring pupil size. Can be tricky. Have someone take a picture of your eyes in a darkish room with no flash. Have Dr look at them.

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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?

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?

Sounds normal: As long as you don't feel any discomfort with the light, then the pupil reaction is normal. It doesn't have to constrict completely, just enough to protect you.

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Dp patients with cataracts pupils react to light?

Yes: If the eye is normal behind the cataract, no matter how dense, the pupils will react to light.

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around 2:30 I took a Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) I don't have ADHD or add and my mom noticed my pupils not reacting to light I was wondering when this would wear offl?

When the med wears: Off, the effects on your pupils should also resolve. This should occur in 12 - 24 hrs. If you don't have ADD or ADHD consider why you took vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)? All medications have risks. If you don't have. A disorder that this med treats, you only expose yourself to risk -- including anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, and addiction. If you have a problem abusing medication, talk to your doc ASAP & get help :)

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Can u helpMe? Patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure. MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils

Can u helpMe? Patient had 1mm pupils that did not react to light. 60+yr old history of stroke&seizure. MyTeacherConcernedThatIDontKnowHowToAssessPupils

If the pupils are: Really constricted down to 1mm it would be very difficult to see changes with light reflex. It may be the teacher that doesn't know how to assess the student (pupil!)

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Right pupil is a little bigger than the left one after sundown. Both react quick to light and dark, but afraid it's horner syndrome. Going to doctor.

You may be over: Observant, but you also could have an adie's pupil, where light response is normal, but pupillary constriction/dilation as your gaze follows the finger from an arm's length to 6" from your nose...Accommodation. Syphillis and tertiary lues also has the opposite pupillary response, where the accommodation is intact, light reactivity is impaired. Go thee to an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

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I am 60 hours since hitting head, my pupils are still equal and react to light, can I rule out brain bleeding?

I am 60 hours since hitting head, my pupils are still equal and react to light, can I rule out brain bleeding?

No: Loss of pupil reflex is a very late and very serious finding. Assuming a mild trauma (hit on counter etc) the likelihood of intracranial bleed is low. Many studies also have demonstrated that even with significant trauma, in the absence of neurological symptoms, bleed is unlikely. The only way to know for sure is ct. If you have any symptoms, see your doctor.

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Can bilateral mydriasis indicate increased intracranial pressure? Both my pupils react evenly, but my doctor was still surprised at this.

Mydriasis: Or pupil dilation is quite common in younger people. They tend to have naturally larger pupils. As long as they are equal and both react well, then this is totally normal. On the other hand, an increase in intracranial pressure can cause one or both pupils to dilate but typically they don't react well in this situation.

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Eye trauma mydriasis. 1 month used pilocarpine pupil go thalf smaller in size n its reacting to light should continue or stop pilocarpine?

Eye trauma mydriasis. 1 month used pilocarpine pupil go thalf smaller in size n its reacting to light should continue or stop pilocarpine?

Give it 6 months: Most trauma involving nervous and muscle tissue are given six months to maximize recovery. So you have about 5 months to continue the Pilocarpine to get the final effect. It sounds like you are getting recovery already.

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How does a decaying eye react to sunlight?

How does a decaying eye react to sunlight?

Photophobia: If you mean an eye that has an illness or disease, it can often cause the eye to be sensitive to sunligt. In an older person, progressive increase in sensitivity to light can mean a cataract or other eye disease is present.

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Underneath my eye really hurts and stings, off and on and it started yesterday. I did use extra concealer the other day. Is that just reacting?

Underneath my eye really hurts and stings, off and on and it started yesterday. I did use extra concealer the other day. Is that just reacting?

Eyes R special!: You may notice many products warning about avoiding use near eyes. That area is all quite sensitive. Even more for some folk. So, yes - it may relate to your product. Vanity can be costly and we need to give thought to our actual attractiveness vs masks. Give the skin a clean makeup-free time, take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a few days or if it gets worse, see your Dr. Best!

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Underneath my eye really hurts and stings, off and on and it started yesterday. I did use extra concealer the other day. Is that just reacting?

Underneath my eye really hurts and stings, off and on and it started yesterday. I did use extra concealer the other day. Is that just reacting?

It could be a local: Reaction to your makeup. or an allergy AVOID any makeup for the next few days If your symptoms persist see your Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! DR Z

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I currently have iritis and stopped mydrilate 2 weeks ago, the affected eye is still dilated and not reacting to light is this normal. I'm so worried.

I currently have iritis and stopped mydrilate 2 weeks ago, the affected eye is still dilated and not reacting to light is this normal. I'm so worried.

Not normal: I doubt this is due to the drop. The drops can only dilate your eyes for a few days. It is most likely due to scarring between the iris and the lens, called posterior synechiae, little band of fibrin left over from the inflammation. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis.

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Some people react badly to lasik eye surgery. Why is that?

Some people react badly to lasik eye surgery. Why is that?

Bad luck, bad choice: Like all surgery, lasik has risks. Fortunately under ideal circumstances they are very rare. Measures to minimize risk include avoiding patients with abnormally thin or irregularly shaped corneas. These are easily found with testing. Most of the complications of lasik involve the flap that's made. Other methods, like prk, avoid the flap and are safer.

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When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long as the symptoms go away, I wouldn't worry about it at all.

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Hi my child was presc. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for ear infect. And had a allergic react then was given amox. Now has eye swelling can I stop the medicine on 3rd day?

Hi my child was presc. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for ear infect. And had a allergic react then was given amox. Now has eye swelling can I stop the medicine on 3rd day?

Stop now: You need to stop the med and call your docs office. I find it odd that the kids chart was not flagged with the previous allergy history.Did you go to urgent care and not let them know the allergy history? The med may or may not kill off the ear infection, so that needs to be monitored. Make sure the reaction history is known to any prescriber even when the name is different.

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What does it mean if your pupils won't get smaller in bright light?

You have: Dysautonomia.This refers to an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. The commonest cause of dysautonomia today is lousy diet, particularly sugar, pop, ice cream, diet pop, candy, chocolate etc etc.