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Doctor insights on: Small Pupils That Do Not React To Light

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What causes small pupils?

What causes small pupils?

Many causes: Without more information, the most inclusive answer is numerous medical conditions, prescription and non-prescription medications, and/or illicit substances. Some of these conditions and/or medications/substances can be harmful/lethal without medical attention. ...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 it weird to have extremely small pupils?

Is it weird to have extremely small pupils?

No: It all depends on the light necessary for yours eyes to do their job. Medications can also effect the size of pupils with the most common for causing small pupils to be opiates. ...Read more

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What does having extremely small pupils mean?

Nothing really: It means just that. Pupil size is based on your eyes/brain determination of light need for vision. Some medications can cause small pupils. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of: extreme drowsiness, slurring of words, small pupils?

What are symptoms of: extreme drowsiness, slurring of words, small pupils?

Medication: Are you taking prescription narcotics, or using recreational drugs? You describe sedation, with autonomic side effects. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i prevent having small pupils while on painkillers?

Can i prevent having small pupils while on painkillers?

Not Really: Pain killers (opioids) can cause small pupils or pupillary constriction known medically as miosis. This is generally a dose related phenomenon and the pupils will become pinpoint at higher doses. There is no way to reverse this unless you stop the medication. ...Read more

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Does having eyes that are extremely red and glossy with small pupils indicate drug use?

Not necessarily: This could be due to allergies or other iatrogenic causes. Just because one had this color does not mean drug use is prevalent. ...Read more

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Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

 Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Insomnia not fatal. ...Read more

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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!) ...Read more

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How small and large can the pupil get?

A Complicated Issue: The pupil can get as small as a"pinpoint"or so large it fills up the whole space and you look like a zombie. Depends on the cause Uh,you're not a zombie, are you? Usually those extremes aren't reached and the pupils are "small" (like 2mm)or"large"(taking up maybe 2/3 of the space).Why do you ask?Have you entered a Zombie pupil dilatation contest?Well, sorry, if you're dead they'd be "mid-position! ...Read more

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How small are pupils ment to go when light hits them let's say a flash from a camera in a darkish room?

1.5 mm: Normal pupils with normal reactivity can get down to 1.5 mm in diameter in bright light. This and light avoidance is the normal protective reaction. ...Read more

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My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

My nephews pupils are dilating unevenly one is small the other is large he's going to be 1 month old on the 16th, what could this be?

Check: Have his eyes checked. His ability to respond to light may be a problem. Some people have different sized pupils but have him checked. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What couldit be? mutlipe myloma wBlinding bright white light in the mrng and shakey vision and not focused for 5 to 7 mins Cant see. Pupils very small

What couldit be? mutlipe myloma wBlinding bright white light in the mrng and shakey vision and not focused for 5 to 7 mins Cant see. Pupils very small

Shaky vision: If this is only a phenomenon that occurs upon awakening in the morning and your vision is fine the rest of the time, it doesn't appear that you have a serious eye problem. Perhaps it takes a little time for your focus to regulate. Sometimes fluctuations in blood sugar cause transient visual blurring. If you still have further concerns about your eyes or vision, consult an ophthalmologist for advic ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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