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Dilation Problem

I am 66 years old and had dilation for a routine eye exam 5 days ago, and my pupils are still dilated. I saw my eye doctor yesterday (4th day), and he said that he has never seen eyes stay dilated more than 2 days. They used Tropicacyl 1 percent. I have light blue eyes. He said the pupils will definitely go back to normal, but he doesn't know when. My vision is too blurry and light sensitive to do my job (computer work) without causing a headache. I haven't seen any improvement since day 3 when I finally realized what was going on. Have you seen anything like this, and can you give me a prognosis?
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There have been a few posts on here from people who have suffered similar problems with the dilation meds. I don't know what their outcome was, but I know it is not that uncommon, at least on here.
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duplicate post. answered elsehwere
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My daughter had an eye examination and her eyes dilated on Monday early morning, it's Wednesday evening and her eyes are still the same as when the were dilated...  She has dark brown eyes and is 5 years old.  Is this really normal, should I be pushing the eye doctor??  This seems a little long
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Depends on what was used. Most common drops 2.5% neosynephrine and 1% mydrycil wear off in several hours  cyclogel 1% can take several days, homatropine a week and atropine 10-14 days. Call the doctor tomorrow and ask what was used. Make a note on the chart and next time they can use a weaker solution of drops.

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