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How long does it take for pupil dilation to go away after eye exam?

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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It can generally take 3-4 hours, but it can last longer in patients with diabetes, or brown irises.
There are drops that reverse dilation faster.

In brief: It depends

It can generally take 3-4 hours, but it can last longer in patients with diabetes, or brown irises.
There are drops that reverse dilation faster.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It varies.

It generally takes roughly 3 to 4 hours where the patient is blurred for reading but generally can still see well at distance.
Some eyes are more sensitive to the dilating drops, especially lighter colored eyes that have less melanin pigment. In these eyes the dilation may last several hours and even have a lingering effect into the next day.

In brief: It varies.

It generally takes roughly 3 to 4 hours where the patient is blurred for reading but generally can still see well at distance.
Some eyes are more sensitive to the dilating drops, especially lighter colored eyes that have less melanin pigment. In these eyes the dilation may last several hours and even have a lingering effect into the next day.
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
Dr. Alfred H. Rivera
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