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Treatment plans for dilated pupils are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the underlying cause, and minimizes the develoment of serious complications.
Hospitalization and intensive care are generally necessary to treat underlying serious neurological conditions, such as head trauma, intracranial hematoma, ruptured brain aneurysm, hemorrhagic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, high intracranial pressure, or a brain tumor.
Care and treatment includes reducing intracranial pressure. Life support measures may be necessary. For some conditions, a surgical procedure called an emergency craniotomy may be done to open the skull and relieve increased intracranial pressure.
Treatment illegal or recreational drug use or narcotic withdrawal that causes dilated pupils varies depending on the specific drug and individual case. Treatment is generally best achieved through a multifaceted drug treatment and rehabilitation program that might include a combination of outpatient and inpatient care, medical monitoring, counseling, and social services.
Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Dilated pupils:
More causes: not all possible causes for Dilated pupils are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Dilated pupils.
Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.
The following list of conditions have 'Dilated pupils' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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