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what kind of eye drops can i take ti dilate my eyes

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what kind of eye drops can i take ti dilate my eyes ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 5 years ago.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

Before we begin.

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JACUSTOMER-a6hcp2xp- :

yes

Dr. James :

Thank you.

Dr. James :

Why do you need your eyes dilated?
Have you been to an eye doctor?

JACUSTOMER-a6hcp2xp- :

yes i have cataracks and he thinks he is going to operate soon but he is not because i don't have enough money yet..

Dr. James :

There are no dilating eye drops available over the counter.

Dr. James :

There are many eye drops available by prescription, many are generic and inexpensive.

Dr. James :

One such medicine is homatropine or atropine.

Dr. James :

You can ask you doctor for a prescription.

JACUSTOMER-a6hcp2xp- :

so i would have to get a script for anything

Dr. James :

Generally, long term use of these dilating eye drops are not recommended however.

Dr. James :

Yes.

JACUSTOMER-a6hcp2xp- :

thank you

Dr. James :

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