Preventing Holiday Eye Injuries-Part 1

Did you know that eye injuries are so common around the holidays that the American Academy of Ophtha... | read full article

EZ Tears Dry Eye Challenge by EyePromise

The new EZ Tears Dry Eye Challenge by EyePromise (St. Louis) is being launched with a campaign that ... | read full article

Ultraviolet Light Puts you at a Higher Risk for Cataracts

According to a study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) a link was found between chronic sunlight e... | read full article

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, will be speaking during the nursing program on the Dry Eye Workup at Ha... | read full article

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Daniel Rue will be providing vision screenings for the Capital Health Winter Check Up to be held at ... | read full article

Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, will be speaking on The Neglected Refractive Interface: Impact of the O... | read full article

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What Ever Happened to Dilation Reversal Drops?

Posted on: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Author: Matossian Eye Associates

Tags: eye exam, dialation, dapiprazole, pupil constriction

Pupillary dilation is a crutial part of your eye exam, and a most valuable step toward protecting your eye health.  But it is also greatly disliked by most patients.  Dilation drops typically take 4-6 hours to wear off, and during that time blurred vision and light sensitivity remain.  Released in 1991, Rev-Eyes (dapiprazole), promised to revolutionize the practice of eye care by providing a means to reverse dilation.  The new drop counteracted dilation by stimulating pupil constriction.  The reality of the situation was that the drop tended to work slow, often taking a few hours to return pupils to their normal state.  The drop also caused unpleasant side effects such as stinging upon instillation and red eyes in the majority of patients.  It was also expensive, costing 4-5x more than the dilation drops.  Rev-Eyes are no longer available in the United States, but hope remains for an alternative.   
Rebecca Mueller, O.D.



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