Dilated eyes take much longer to return to normal after cataract surgery?
I had cataract surgery on the left eye 5 weeks ago, and right eye 4 weeks ago. I had a dilated exam last Friday. My eyes have stayed dilated since then, though they are almost close to normal as of this morning. Why would the eyes take so long to return to normal size? I've never experienced this before the surgery, they used to only take about 5 hours to return to normal. Will it get better as time goes on?
If your mother is using an eye drop with a red top the eye surgeon is purposefully keeping the pupil dilated to rest the inside of the eye. If no then the iris may have been damaged at the time of surgery or stretched to allow the cataract surgery to be done. Discuss with her surgeon
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