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Medicines given for dilating eyes during an eye check -up - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   generally how much time take to dilate the eye which is in healthy condition
Doctor :   not even a second
User :   if it takes more time
User :   then it means
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User :   doctor why i am asking his
Doctor :   The intensity of the stimulus is very less
Doctor :   or the optic nerve damage
Doctor :   or the autonomic nervous system is at fault
User :   one of my friend checked eye power
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for dilating it took one hour
Doctor :   That is different
Doctor :   you should not bother about that
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User :   and doctor called him again for check up
User :   age 27
User :   Gender male
User :   occuption Engineer
User :   Location Bangalore
User :   Marital status Single
User :   whether there is anything to worry
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
Doctor :   To see the into the eye through the opthalmoscopy the doctor
Doctor :   uses some drops to
Doctor :   dilate the eye
Doctor :   called the pilocarpine or atropine
Doctor :   if the desired dilation is not coming up
Doctor :   the doctor asks the person to use it and come back after a day or two
Doctor :   which is a common practie
Doctor :   are you clear
User :   doctor was tellig that it took generally 30 min to dilate
User :   if it takes more time at young age
User :   then it should be checke dagain
User :   today again he called for anchecking
Doctor :   Dont worry the atropine action is for 15 to 30 minutes only
Doctor :   and later its action is not there
Doctor :   so if the eye doesnt dilate in that time one more time the drops are put
Doctor :   and some time the doctor has too many patients to check on he asks the person to use the eye drops for one day and caome back again
User :   but doctor
User :   drops were put for four times
User :   then it go dilated
Doctor :   Thats is what I say
User :   ok
Doctor :   it can be put any number of times
User :   and checked the power is ok
Doctor :   and ther are no sideeffects as it is a topical medicine
User :   ok
User :   doctor
User :   one more question
User :   as you said there is no side effects of the dilation drops
User :   other than that blurred vision for few hours
User :   what i am trying to ask his
User :   since it took too much time to dilate
User :   so any problem with optic nerve
Doctor :   Generally the refractive errors have no complication over the optic nerve
Doctor :   before the person sets in the complications
Doctor :   he sees the doctor and right treatment is given before the damage
Doctor :   that is the fine thing with eye
Doctor :   the person is more concerend about the vision and immediately seeks the help from the doc
Doctor :   before the complications set in
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled up the feedback form I sent?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Ok anything else
User :   i am just going through your comments
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So are you clarified
User :   ya
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User :   ok
User :   bye
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