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Why do I have to have my eyes dilated more than once a year

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated more than once a year

Pathology?: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends yearly dilated exam after age 40. If you have some kind of retinal pathology then your eye doctor may need to dilate more often than this. Better ask them. ...Read more

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I had a bad case of optic neuritis in my eye a year ago w/ ms. I notice that pupil is almost always dilated larger still. Normal? Or cause for concern

I had a bad case of optic neuritis in my eye a year ago w/ ms. I notice that pupil is almost always dilated larger still. Normal? Or cause for concern

Yes: It is not that unusual to have a persistent pupillary abnormality following optic neuritis. Usually it is only detectable by someone performing a "swinging flashlight test" (usually an eye doctor) but sometimes can be seen by the patient or family member in normal light. ...Read more

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In the past 4 months my eyes were dilated 7 times is this harmful to my eyes. Is there a maximum of allowed dilations per year?

In the past 4 months my eyes were dilated 7 times is this harmful to my eyes. Is there a maximum of allowed dilations per year?

No harm: The iris naturally dilates and contracts frequently from reflex activity due to light and dark. So it is used to motion that makes it larger. Artificial dilation utilizes variants of natural pharmacology for an exaggerated dilation effect. The iris is used to this and will suffer no harm so don t worry about this need which presumably helped your eye diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why would a 15 year old girl's eyes look dilated all the time?

Why would a 15 year old girl's eyes look dilated all the time?

Dilated pupils: The most common reason for dilated pupils is drug use. There are certain drugs that cause the pupils to dilate, and many of these are abused by teens. Alternatively, it's becoming more popular in teen girls to use actual dilating drops in their eyes, as wide pupils are considered attractive to many of the girls and they do it to bring attention to their eyes. Have seen more abuse of these drops. ...Read more

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Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?

Why do I have to have my eyes dilated?

Retina Exam: To allow for an extensive exam of the retina, the pupil must be dilated to view past it to the retina. ...Read more

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Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Possible sideeffects: Azelastine may cause many side effects including eye burning or stinging, bitter taste, headaches, bitter taste, blurred vision, eye pain, excessive tiredness, sore throat and difficulty breathing. Other side effects are also possible. If you have any persistent and serious side effects you should call a doctor or go to a clinic immediately when using these drops. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate?

Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate?

Probably not: This is not one of the listed side effects of this medication. ...Read more