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What are the side effects of eye dilation drops in babies?

Is it possible that eye dilation drops hurt baby s eyes, our son sight got worse after a eye dilation exam and did not recover after 4 days after the exam, his pupils got to normal size, but his strabismus got worse and he seems to see less than usual.
Mon, 29 Jul 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Usually, dilator drug is used for pupil dilatation.
Effect decreases after some hours.
I do not think that it can cause strabismus.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Varinder Joshi, General & Family Physician
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