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Pupil is enlarged following cataract surgery a month ago.

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Pupil is enlarged following cataract surgery a month ago. Won't decrease. Is this going to be a permanent condition? Very distracting in sunlight or bright snow. Robert
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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It is likely that there is still some unresolved inflammation in the eye. In addition, the trauma from manipulating the iris during the surgery may have caused slow regain of contraction sensitivity by the constrictor muscles in the iris. Considering the you are light sensitive, this may support persisting inflammation. I suggest that your eye doctor evaluate you closer to adequately treat the inflammation, and not stop the drops too soon. In addition, if the pupil is not round to exclude that the lens implant is not pulling on the iris inside the eye. This is resolve, but may take a little more time.

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