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My pupils wont dilate dye to a stivky subsrance or scarring

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my pupils wont dilate dye to a stivky subsrance or scarring of the itis after uveitis i als have cataracts both eyes what can be done I am a 76 year old male
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Having pupil that won't dilated is a common situation encountered by cataract surgeons. The good new? There are simple operative techniques and instruments that can mechanically dilate your pupil so that you can safely have your cataracts removed.

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Since your "stuck" pupil is due to past episodes of iritis it may be necessary for your surgeon to use a special tool to "lyse", or break, the bands that are holding your pupil down. This really is not a difficult thing to do and should, other then a mild increase in your post operative swelling (inflammation) that can be treated with the usual post op drops, not cause any significant issues with your eyes.

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It is also possible that after the cataract surgery and the breaking of the bands sticking your pupil down that your pupil will be somewhat reactive again and,maybe, even more round.

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