Pupil dilation tends to last longer in people with lighter colored eyes and occasionally a child’s eyes may remain dilated longer than 24 hours. The duration of action is specific to the drug used. Also, if two different classes of drugs were employed, the results will last longer. Your ophthalmologist can tell you most accurately what to expect based on the drug used. Responses to any drug may produce different effects in individuals, but call the office if you or your child’s eyes are still dilated after 24 hours.
Did You Know?That 80-90% of overall UV damage to our eyes is accumulated before the age of 18! Like skin damage from UV exposure, we now know occurred for the most part from exposure before the age of 18. Kids in UV protected sun glasses is highly recommended. Protect their eyes just like you do their delicate skin!
Did You Know?Water & Contacts Don’t Mix. To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub. Alternatively, wear goggles.
Did You Know?The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.
Did You Know?Left Untreated, Glaucoma Can Lead to Vision Loss. Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases, such as glaucoma.
Did You Know?Age-related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Learn the risk factors for this disease? Having a close family relative with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) puts you at higher risk for developing the disease yourself.