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Old 08-09-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Post My eye dilated on its own this morning. Why?

When I woke up this morning my left eye was irratated. I put in eye drops, showered, put my contacts in and got dressed. I ended up taking that contact out at least 10 times to rinse because it felt like something was in my eye. When I got to work I took it out several more times and rinsed. Later I looked in the mirror and my eye was dilated. I went to the eye doctor and he couldn't find anything wrong. It went back to regular size after a few hours. What could have happened? The doctor just told me to keep a check on it and if it fully dilated with a droopy lid to call him immediately. Otherwise he was not really concerned. Just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else. It still feels irritated. Thanks.

 
Old 08-17-2002, 12:13 PM   #2
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I would see your primary or family doctor...this happened to me and a lot has entailed since. The primary sent me to a neurologist and on from there. I have a carotid artery problem. That is not to say that you have anything like that, but I woke up one morning and one eye was dilated and the other was a normal size... Someone asked me if I was only half stoned...I was really upset by that and it looked really strange in the mirror. To this day I know when it is dilated, It too feels like something is in it.
My third doctor visit was the eye doctor and he is the one who told me after my diagnosis that the one eye was compensating for the lack of blood flow to the other. In other words it was helping my other eye out when it could not do what it was supposed to. Normally this was accompanied by a little eye irritation and/or a slight headache. Let me know what you find out. DJ

 
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Old 10-15-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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Whatever happened to your eye? Has the problem reoccured. The same thing happened last night to my wife. We don't know what is going on.

 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:27 AM   #4
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I had this happen a couple of years ago. I went to my opthalmologist scared to death. It turns out the eye drops I had used that morning had dilated my eye. I was so embarrassed by relieved. It was one of those over-the-counter allergy eye drops - who knew? I guess I do now!

 
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