Depends on the med
Several different medications can be used to dilate the eye for peripheral retinal examinations.
They have different durations of action from 2 hours to 2 weeks. The most commonly used drug, mydriacyl
, is 1/2 gone in 2 hours, and 3/4 gone in 4 hours on average. Some people are especially sensitive to the meds, especially if you have light blue eyes
, and can remain dilated for 36 - 72 hours.
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