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Pupil Dilation after Eye Exam Underlying Cause

Medications that dilate the pupils include:

  • Phenylephrine:
    • Dilates the pupils in 60 minutes
    • Lasts for 7 hours
  • Tropicamide:
    • Dilates the pupils in 25 minutes
    • Lasts for 5 hours
  • Cyclopentolate:
    • Dilates the pupils in 30 minutes
    • Lasts for 24 hours
  • Homatropine:
    • Dilates the pupils in 40 minutes
    • Lasts for 1-2 days

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pupil Dilation after Eye Exam References
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