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Are you supposed to have a small pupil (unequal to the unaffected eye) after iridotomy and, if so, for how long?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Frequently
Iridotomy is done to protect your eye from an acute attack of glaucoma due to narrow angles (the space between the edge of the iris and the cornea).
Usually a laser is applied to the iris to create a hole which by passes the normal fluid pathway preventing the problem. Your surgeon might have put into your eye a pupillary constrictor to aid in this and this makes the pupil smaller on that side.

In brief: Frequently
Iridotomy is done to protect your eye from an acute attack of glaucoma due to narrow angles (the space between the edge of the iris and the cornea).
Usually a laser is applied to the iris to create a hole which by passes the normal fluid pathway preventing the problem. Your surgeon might have put into your eye a pupillary constrictor to aid in this and this makes the pupil smaller on that side.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends on meds used
If Pilocarpine was used prior to the iridotomy, then this can last up to one day.
If longer than 1 day, you should have the doctor who performed the iridotomy examine you.

In brief: Depends on meds used
If Pilocarpine was used prior to the iridotomy, then this can last up to one day.
If longer than 1 day, you should have the doctor who performed the iridotomy examine you.
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