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Daughters eyes still dilated after 48hrs

Hi. My 2 yr old daughter has a slight lazy eye. We were given eye drops to use to help correct it. The directions were to use 1 drop in her eye once a day for 5 days. We did this for the first time 2 days ago, and her eye is still dilated, and we are worried. The drops we were given are Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution 1%. If her eyes will be dilated this long or longer with one drop, how are we to give them to her once a day for 5 days? I am guesing you cannot give them when the eye is still dilated right?? I called her eye doctor yesterday, and they said it was ok, and not to worry, but I am. I tried to call again today, but no one will answer. I even called they pharmacy, but they were no help.  
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Dear marbar25,

Atropine eyedrops may last 1-2 weeks.  I would call her eyeMD’s office to determine what regimen they want.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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I had to use drops and had the same worries.  Also, they didn't tell me to use sunglasses and I think I should have been using them.  I hope you get an answer soon.
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