Concussion and eye dilation

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What you meant to say was "anisocoria" right? :) This condition can be due to trauma resulting in nerve damage (like a concussion), ocular disorders such as glaucoma or deep eye infections, or it can be a normal occurence...like a "lazy eye". If it has been there since your cat was a itten then dont worry about it, she is just "special". If it is new then it needs to be checked out by a vet.
If one has pupil dilation in one eye after blunt trauma, how long can recovery take? It has been four weeks since the injury. Is there still a chance it will get better? The pupil does respond to light, but is always bigger than the other eye. It seems to be a little bit better, but is noticably bigger.
Im scared that this is the best its going to get, if so that’s fine, ill take care of her, she’s purring, and licking me, but she’s still having trouble walking some. Could this be a really bad concussion, and her balance is off and she may get better with time. Far as I know she can see and hear., or im worried this is a permeate damage and she will never get her balance again.
Thanks Drew __________________ __________________ Dear Drew, Transient and intermittent pupillary dilatation after a concussion without any other neurological signs or alteration of consciousness is likely due to mild injury to a portion of the 3rd cranial nerve. Part of the 3rd cranial nerve controls the parasympathetic input to the pupil which, in its absence, can cause pupillary dilation. This usually resolves with time.
I would like to suggest that you pursue your head injury and the concussion first. Consult a neurologist first and get an MRI scan done and visualize any collected blood and correlate clinically. The symptoms have to be checked against MRI findings and any details missed on either. Fix an appointment with the optometrist at a later date, say a wee later, if it was just for errors of refraction. Take care.
He's gotten better as they days gone on. No vomiting or eye dilation it's not harder than usual to wake him and he's smiling more like usual. I'm first time mom so any reassurance is welcomed.
I'm pretty sure I was holding my breath at times to try and subdue the pain, not once did he ask my comfort level and if I needed time to rest. Immediately after the surgery he gave me a kleenex to wipe the gel form my eye and given a piece of paper to give to the receptionist to schedule another appointment 6 months later. While at the receptionist desk I got very light headed and passed out, hit my head on the wall and put a hole in the drywall.
My right Pupil was huge taking up most of my blue eye. I became concerned and had my husband look at it and he thought it was strange as well. We did a light test to see if in got smaller with the light and it did but sluggishly. So for about 6 hours it stayed this way, then I woke up this morning and it appeared normal looking.
I've also had several head injuries and a concussion. Years ago I did some heavy lifting (sheetrock) and accidentally had some bleach thrown in one of my eyes (probably the right one). But my all time favorite was -- the 200 lb man who, several years ago, fell off a ladder and landed-right-on-top-of-me!
Don't know if they were just that packed, or she forgot about me, but I was left in that heat for 2 hours so of course when I got up when I finally got called back, I started to go down. Joy. And the nurse that called me back? She didn't even notice and just kept on walking and was miles away ahead of us LOL. Luckily Mr. McDreamy caught me and lowered me onto my rollator and helped me get my bearings so I narrowly avoided completely passing out.
she awoke to find the right eye restricted tight and the left eye dialated to the wall. We took her to a Family Dr. and they discovered the eyes were not responsive to light. He did a full neurological workup and found the left side showed some weakness - tongue, arm, hand, leg, toes. We called a Neuro-surgeon we knew and he worked her in. By 2 p.m. both eyes were returning to normal. He suggested an Opthamologist or Neurologist. We took her to the ER and by 9 p.m.
So I decided to check it out the easiest way and go to my Eye Doctor, who could fit me in quickly and doesn't cost much. Will update again if I find out anything.
She tested my reflexes again and assured me that this should run it's course and leave no residual effects. It's always so great to be reassured, because this week it really feels like my muscles are going into spasms more than they were before. Anyway, stay strong everyone and take care!
I had an eyetest recently and they take a photo of back of eye, and she said the capillaries there were not leaking and seemed healthy so she assumed that would be the case for rest of body. I've noticed alot of people have mentioned their BP is low rather than high, umm, could there be a link?
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