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Remedies For Dilated Pupil
Neither unless: Severe, then should be dilated due to sympathetic, not parasympathetic, stimulation. ...Read more
Is a retinal digital photograph any good for seeing possible retinal tears/detachment or is a dilated pupil exam required?
Retinal photography: Will not visualize most retinal tears. Some in the mid-periphery will be detected, but the majority will require a dilated retinal examination. The standard of care is a dilated exam. Retinal drawings or photography can be used for documentation. ...Read more
I have had one dilated pupil off and on for several months. It has dilated again recently however this time with a moderate headache. Any ideas?
Atropine drops: Used to dilate eyes can last 2-3 weeks. Of from the drops give it some more time to recover. ...Read more
Been wearing glasses with power -6.25d l, -7.5d r for 5 yrs. Corneal topography today (dilated pupil)-power came out as -5.5d l, -6.25d r.Problem?
No: Actual lens prescription can be slightly different than the automated refraction. It will not hurt your eyesight. ...Read more
I have episodes of a dilated pupil with headache, ringing in ears, feel strange and neck pain. Normal scans. I was prescribed depakote. Any ideas?
Need more info: I have a lot of questions I'd like to ask you. There's several possible diagnoses, and regardless of which one, Depakote is a medicine I'd hesitate to prescribe to a 29 year old woman. It has long term side effects including weight gain, hair loss, and tremor and can cause birth defects. I'm available for a virtual consult if you'd like to discuss diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis. Pilocarpine eye used pupil got small but vision got blurr what to do?
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. ...Read more
Scans, angiogram, and spinal tap normal. One "blown" / dilated pupil. Severe headache, poor vision and balance, vomiting, stiff neck. Any ideas?
F/u with your MD: Sounds like you are already seeing a doctor. If it is not a neurologist, ask for a referral to one. ...Read more
What is it when someone has one eye that rolls up so you only see the white but the other looks at you ok? Mydriasis?
Please clarify: I'm not sure what your question is? Please rephrase and a l'll be happy to help. ...Read more
Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis is tht curable. Eye had blunt truama one month ago with a tennis ball?
May improve: Mydriasis from trauma may spontaneously improve over a six month period but usually is stable after that. You can ask your ophthalmologist to prescribe Pilocarpine which is a pupillary constrictor which might encourage the pupil to narrow. If the pupil is widely dilated, there is an intraocular implant of an artificial pupil which might help and colored contact lenses might also be used. ...Read more
Pupils dilate and: Constrict under control of cranial nerve 2 and 3. 2nd senses light and 3d adjusts pupil to control light input. No dilation = deficit in one or the other or a medication in the eye has poisoned muscle function. Would be very unlikely to inadvertently notice that both pupils do not dilate. Close eyes in bright room then open while friend observes. If they constrict they must have been dilated. ...Read more
Pupil Dilation: Tetracaine does not dilate the pupil. This medication is an ester local anesthetic used to anesthetize the eye. Cycloplegic drugs such as atropine, cyclopentolate, homatropine, scopolamine and tropicamide are used as mydriatic (pupil dilating) agents. The duration of action of these medications can range from 4-24 hours or so depending on the concentration of the drug and the individual patient. ...Read more