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Hello, I had itchy eyes today from pollen and rubbed my eyes

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Hello, I had itchy eyes today from pollen and rubbed my eyes and now my left eye has a broken blood vessel/red patch in the corner. Applied cold compress and then used lots of eye drops in that eye,,,first a natural tears drop then Opcon-A,,,now noticed that the pupil in that eye is more dilated than the other. Did the use of the Opcon-A (quite a bit) have caused this? Thank you

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Yes, the chemical in the Opcon-A that treats the allergies has a property that constricts blood vessels and this has an effecton the pupil to cause some dilation as a side effect. Do you have any other questions about this?
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Thank you for your reply. Another question I would like to ask is related to the large red blotch on my eye that happened as a result of my rubbing . There is no discomfort but a ))slight irritation ,,,approximately how long will it take before the blood spot starts to get smaller? It is fairly large,,thank you

Doctor DanB : It can take a week to two weeksmformthe red spot to go away. It is basically a bruise. It happened because of the eye rubbing.
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