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Today is 25 days post my retinal reattachment surgery. I had

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Today is 25 days post my retinal reattachment surgery. I had the gas bubble and scleral buckle surgery. My question: the pupil in my operated eye remains enlarged (I am NOT on any dilation drop nor have I been for 2 weeks). Even in bright sunlight, the pupil in my operated eye is about twice the size as the pupil in my other eye. Is this normal? Should it take so long for the pupil to function normally?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

if atropine or homatropine was used as a dilating agent post op, it can take a while for it to wear off, however 2 weeks is about that much time. It is not unheard of to have a dilated pupil after surgery though not common. If the pupil was stretched during surgery to allow a better view of the retina, there may have been some damage to the sphincter and it may slowly gain its function over time. I would simply inquire about this at the next visit with the retinal surgeon, before they place dilating drops when you get there. Regards, ***** *****

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