I am an RN and recently within the past two weeks my wife has noticed on two separate occasions that upon awakening her pupils are unequally dilated. However, moments later they respond to light and equalize.
This morning was the second occurrence and I recommended she contact her physician for an opthamology referral. I failed to note if it was the same eye that was more dilated the first time, however this AM I think it was right eye. What are the possible causes?
The causes of intermittent unequal pupil (anisocoria) are diverse and range from the totally benign such as dilations from over the counter allergy drops, to very serious neurological problems. If possible I suggest your wife see a neuro-ophthalmologist. You can use the Am Acad of Ophthalmology website www.aao.org Find An Eye MD feature to find such a specialist in your area.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.