4 weeks ago I had retina detachment surgery for a macula off detachment. I am a healthy 18 y/o male and my eye is healing really well with minimal drops, and my vision is already 20/40 in that eye. However, my pupil still remains very dilated, without the use of atropine ( last used 4 weeks ago.) My doctor says this is not normal "but expected" following my procedure. It was a 360 endorser vitrectomy with no freezing or buckle. I have an eye bulb in my eye (but 30% remaining). I know that the pupil dilation is caused most likely by thermal damage to the nerves that control the pupil, and that there is a slight chance it could be lingering effects from the atropine ( I have light blue eyes). If it is nerve damage, my nerves should try and repair, and in most cases ( as far as I know) the problem resolves between 1-6 months. I am starting college in 4 months and hope this will come sooner than later ( if it is not permanent enlarged where it is cosmetically noticeable). I have a couple of questions if someone would like to answer. First, if you had this same problem, how long, if at all, did it take for your nerves to heal. And if you are a doctor, what is the percent of patients that recover from this nerve damage ( I know you can't be specific but please estimate.) 2. I complained about the brightness from the dilation to the doctor and he gave me pilocarpine. I am reluctant to use them because of the stories I've read on here, so advice from that would be appreciated also.