Eye won't dilate?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Kory.Kendziora, May 11, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I'm sure this is a common asked question, but my situation seems
    about 3 months ago, I injured my eye playing raquetteball and was
    diagnosed with "hyphema". Everything went smoothly, and I was fine so
    I didn't go to a couple of my last appointments (may have been a
    mistake). I figured I'd follow up after a few months. I've read that
    the long-term dilation drops take 3 weeks to wear off, but It's been
    almost two months now and my eye still wont full dilate. I'm glad I
    wear glasses to block out the UV from the sun or I might be in trouble!

    I hope I didn't make any serious mistakes, but is this normal? Did I
    miss something by not going to my final appointment? Am I suppose to
    take some drops that make my eye dilate properly?

    Thank you,

    Kory Kendziora
    Kory.Kendziora, May 11, 2006
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  2. Kory.Kendziora

    CatmanX Guest

    Will your eye not dilate or constrict?

    It is common that there has been some nerve damage to the sphincter
    pupillae and the pupil will not constrict fully. This may or may not
    resolve fully.

    By the way, were you not told to wear safety goggles when playing
    racquetball? This is the reason why. Sorry, but I had to put this in.
    Hopefully any other racquetball players will take note and wear sports
    glasses. You are in fact lucky that there was not more severe damage.

    The long term prognosis is there may be a bit of a pupil anomaly, but
    apart from some minor glare issues, it shouldn't be too much of a

    dr grant
    CatmanX, May 12, 2006
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  3. Dr. Grant,

    I went to my opthamologist and confirmed everything you said to be very
    accurate. I unfortunently thought that my glasses would protect my eye
    but they bent completely and I believe the lense hit my eye.

    Thank you very much for you help!

    Kory.Kendziora, May 16, 2006
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