Does mydriasis damage eyes?

May indicate trouble. Mydriasis, or dilated pupils, can be the result of toxicity (certain chemicals or medications accidentally coming in contact with the eye), injury (damage to the muscle of the iris), or neurological disease. If it doesn't go away within hours, discovering the cause is important. Advisable to get checked by an eyemd.

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Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

No. Mydriasis means the pupil is dilated. It is a normal function of the pupil. Dilating eye drops will cause extreme mydriasis for a short time without any lasting side effects. Nerve damage or eye trauma can cause longer lasting or permanent mydriasis. The retina is exposed to more light, but this doesn't generally cause damage, unless it is intense and sustained, which is painful. Read more...