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one of my pupil is not dilating to the light test

By Anonymous November 30, 2015 - 5:58am
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one of my pupil is not dilating to the light test and that eye is always scratchy

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for coming to us with your concern.

What did the ophthalmologist tell you?

Pupils get larger (dilate) in dim light and smaller (constrict) in bright light. Usually both pupils are about the same size and respond to light equally.

Often, unequal pupils are noticed only during a doctor's examination. Unequal pupils themselves usually cause no symptoms, but occasionally a person may have trouble focusing on near objects. Also, the underlying disorder sometimes causes other symptoms such as eye pain and redness, loss of vision, drooping eyelid, double vision, or headache.

Anonymous, I think you should speak with your healthcare provider. It might be that one pupil did not constrict rather than dilated during the eye exam.

If that eye feels scratchy, you may suffer with dry eye syndrome.


November 30, 2015 - 9:34am
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