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Need eye dilation solution info please!

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  • Posted By: Jason414
  • May 23, 2007
  • 09:19 PM

Hi all.

I'm having an eye exam next week that I've put off for far too long, about 5-6 years and I have a lot of vision problems.

Anyway, to the point:

The first few times in my life I had my eyes dialated, I'VE PASSED OUT. Cold. I guess I'm just wierd, but this happened several times. Finally on one particular trip, the eye doctor (who I can't remember) said on future visits I should tell the doctor about this problem and use a "non-pressure" type of drops for my eyes, which should prevent fainting. The next future visit, I did exactly this, and the doc used the different drops and I did not faint.

Now, 5-6 years later, when it comes to getting another exam, this doctor doesnt have a clue what I'm talking about. Also, I called my regular doctor and he ALSO did not have a clue about it. I'm at my wits end and about to cancel the appointment. I do not recall who the doctor was that told me this, he was at a now-closed HMO so I cannot call them.

A web search revealed nothing on the matter. Very strange. Or at least *I'M* very strange. So my last restort was to post here or start calling random eye places and see if they will give me any info.

Is it possible the doctor was giving me bull**** and it was all a placebo effect?

Any info would be appreciated!


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  • Still looking for an answer on this....any optometrist/eye specialists here?Mods: please move to eye forum if necessary, thanks
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