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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