I had a stroke 5 years ago. My right eye was paralized but it came back within my 10 day stay at the
hospital! My question is should I allow an optamolagist to dilate my pupils for an exam and is there any
danger in it for me?
I am very protective regarding my eyes since I have had the stoke.
The fact that you had a stroke does not in itself mean you can't be dilated. I would simply explain your concerns to the technician or nurse when you go for your appointment and the ophthalmologist can determine in person if it OK to dilate your eyes. There are definitely situations when dilation should be avoided, but I'm not sure this is one of them. It is possible that you could have another reason not to have dilation and at my office my technicians have a protocol of when to not dilate certain patients and they have me come and take a look. That said, I completely appreciate your concern, and would want your fears to be calmed. Again, don't hesitate to ask the technician and or doctor if it is OK to have your eyes dilated.
Thank you so much for answering my question. I will share my concerns when I go
to ophthalmologist this week. I appreciated your detailed answer. I will certainly
save this site incase I have any other questions regarding my eyes.
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