Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dilated Pupil after Eye Exam Home Care

Home care for pupil dilation after eye exam includes:

  • Avoid bright light.
  • Wear sunglasses while outdoors.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery until your eyes return to normal.
  • Do not attempt to read small print until your eyes return to normal.

Dilated Pupil after Eye Exam Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have had your pupil dilated and develop any of the following:

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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