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Dilated pupil for 2 weeks. Why?

Dilated pupil for 2 weeks. Why?

Unknown: Have you put any medicated drops in your eyes, or have you taken any medicines or other substances? If not, you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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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Is "anxiety" associated with a constricted pupil or a dilated pupil?

Is "anxiety" associated with a constricted pupil or a dilated pupil?

Neither unless: Severe, then should be dilated due to sympathetic, not parasympathetic, stimulation. ...Read more

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Is a retinal digital photograph any good for seeing possible retinal tears/detachment or is a dilated pupil exam required?

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

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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?

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?

Immediate evaluation: Your symptoms could represent possibility of an aneurysm. An emergent appointment with a ophthalmologist & possibly a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting fluoxetine?

Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting fluoxetine?

Not usually: Fluoxetine (prozac) is not usually associated with pupil dilation, although the pupils may be slightly less reactive to light. The medicine is a selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor (ssri) and can cause dry mouth, dry eyes and other side effects. ...Read more

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Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Is pupil dilation (mydriasis) normal when starting Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Can occur: Fluoxetine can cause mydriasis (pupil dilation) as one of the possible side effects given its effects on your autonomic nervous system (sweating/diaphoresis is another related side effect). This usually goes away over time. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis. Pilocarpine eye used pupil got small but vision got blurr what to do?

Eye traumaic pupilary mydriasis. Pilocarpine eye used pupil got small but vision got blurr what to do?

See below: Rather than Pilocarpine drops, consider using a custom contact lens (that matches your eye color) that re-approximates your pupil size. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Strabismus: If the eyes are not tracking together, it is a muscle balance problem, and is either something they have had all their life, or is a new eye muscle problem due to nerve compromise. This could be a TIA or cva. See your eye md as soon as possible if you have this problem. ...Read more

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What to do about mydriasis/hard eye pharm tx mcq step 1?

What to do about mydriasis/hard eye pharm tx mcq step 1?

Please clarify: I'm not sure what your question is? Please rephrase and a l'll be happy to help. ...Read more

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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

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What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

What drugs cause your pupils to dilate?

Dilation: Many drugs can cause pupil dilation. Some include cocaine, amphetamines, and MDMA. Additionally, some non-illicit/ recreational medications such as anticholinergics and antidepressents can cause dilation. ...Read more

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Please help! What happens when your pupils dilate?

Dilation: Occurs because of contraction of radial muscle, (controlled by sympathetic nervous system). ...Read more

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Please answer! What would cause your pupils to not dilate?

Please answer! What would cause your pupils to not dilate?

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

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Why does your pupil dilate?

Pupil: Because a part of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic), when stimulated, will caused two sets of muscles in your iris to change the diameter of the whole in the center (the pupil). ...Read more

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How much time do dilated pupils last?

Varies: On the type of drops used for dilation. If this was an in office dilation for an exam, the standard drops dilate the pupils anywhere between 4-8 hours. However sometimes it can last up to 24 hours. ...Read more

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How long should tetracaine dilate pupil?

It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an anesthetic for the eye and does not dilate the pupil. Dilated pupils generally last 4 hours when pharmacologically dilated. ...Read more

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How long will tetracaine dilate a pupil?

How long will tetracaine dilate a pupil?

It should not dilate: Tetracaine is an ester local anesthetic that is commonly used to numb the eye. Tetracaine usually does not cause pupillary dilation. Tetracaine is quickly eliminated and should not last for more than an hour. ...Read more

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How much time before dilated pupils regulate?

Depends.: The time it takes for your pupils to return to normal following dilation depends on what dilating drops you were given. Typical dilation lasts 4-6 hours. ...Read more

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Why does the ophthalmologist dilate the pupil?

To get a better...: Look at the retina without the pupils constricting when exposed to the light, at least that how it was once explained to me. ...Read more

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For how long should tetracaine dilate a pupil?

For how long should tetracaine dilate a pupil?

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

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Mydriasis (Definition)

Mydriasis is the process of dilating the ...Read more