yesterday my husbands eye was irritated like a minor scratch, the outside corner of his eye was red, so he used allergy eye drops and has used them a good bit today, now his one eye is dialated alot more than his other eye. what caused the dialation? is this a major problem? i don't think it hurts like a pain hurt, just irritated.
The irriation may be a problem but the allergy drop was the likely cause of the pupil being dilated. These drops contain weak chemicals that constrict the blood vessels. The concentration is too low to usually get in the eye and dilated the pupil. However if the eye is irritated, scratched or in a contact lens wearing more chemical gets in the eye than normal. It should wear off over-night.
If the irritation continues and gets worse he should see an Eye MD.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.