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I went to my local accident and emergency today due to severe

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I went to my local accident and emergency today due to severe discomfort with my left eye. I had experienced sharp stabbing pains and weeping from the eye, the was preventing me from working and I thought it best I had it looked at. Whilst at A&E I saw a doctor who asked me a few questions and then continued to carry out what I thought was a routine check of the inside of the eye. Before starting he said he was going to put an "anaesthetic" into my eye to help with the pain emptying a large amount from the disposable pipet and the same with orange dye. He immediately checked my eyes, told me he could see nothing and then asked me to wait in the waiting room. Whilst in the waiting room I started noticing that my left eye was having difficulty focusing. Knowing that the doctor had put drops into my eyes I initially thought nothing of it. Eventually the doctor gave me an envelope and referred me to an ophthalmologist. When leaving I immediately noticed that my eye was extremely sensitive to light so I turned around and when back to check my eye in the mirror. I discovered that my pupil was now extremely dilated. I went back to the doctor and asked him why this has happened and he told me that he had administered Cyclopentolate and not an anaesthetic. Only then after I return did he inform me that I was unable to drive etc. Considering that he testing my eyes immediately instead of waiting the normal 30 minutes dilating solution to take effect and that fact that he just so forgot to inform me of the side effects and restrictions of this solution. I believe that the doctor had make a mistake and administered Cyclopentolate unintentionally. Should he have emptied the contents of this pupil dilating solution into my eye? What are the side effects? What should I do? I have looked at the documentation solution and as far as I can see you do not need more than a single drop. It has been 6 hours already and my eye is still excessively dilated, my vision is blurred and my eye very sensitive to light.
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Richard Myers
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 3 years ago.
Sorry long delay--the site wouldn't let me access the question while. It does sound like he made a mistake in putting pupillary dilation drops in your eye rather than anesthetic. However, thankfully, even if he emptied the entire vial of medicine in your eye, it wouldn't mean your eye would be any more blurry or dilated any longer. It's normal vision to be blurry and you to be more light sensitive with this drop, though. people, this affect lasts 4-6 hours. However, it's not uncommon effect to last 24-48 hours in the occasional person. Does this make sense?
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