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Unequal Pupils (Anisocoria)

What is anisocoria?

Anisocoria is when your eye’s pupils are not the same size. The pupil allows light to enter the eye so that you can see.

Sometimes people can have pupils that differ in size normally. In fact, one out of five people have pupils that are normally different sizes.

Sometimes, though, unequal pupils can be due to something else. These include: medications, a nervous system problem, trauma, or stroke.

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What happens if you have anisocoria?

Often people don’t realize their pupils are different sizes. Some people only notice it when comparing old and recent photos of themselves.

However, if anisocoria is due to another health problem you may notice some other symptoms such as: droopy eyelid (ptosis), double vision, eye pain, reduced sweating, or headaches.

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How is anisocoria

Usually anisocoria does not need to be treated since it does not affect eyesight or eye health. If anisocoria is related to another problem, that underlying problem will need to be treated.

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