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What does it mean if your pupils dont adjust to light or dark

I am a 13 year old mammas girl. My mom has suffered cancer and fought it. she has been in and out of the hospital all my life. And she has been halosanationg alot like she thinks people are there and there really not so yea. so my grandmother had my mom look up to the light and they didnt change. so she covered her eyes from the light angle and they didnt change. IM REALLLY WORRIED.

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Sounds like the pain meds. either legal or illegal. She might be taking a smidge too much if she is hallucinating. Morphine and most opiates as well as marijuana will affect your pupils making them very large while the drugs are in effect. She needs to talk to her doctor if this is a constant problem to change or adjust her meds. If this just happened you might want to find what she took and how much and then call the doctor to see if you need to worry. Sometimes sick people get forgetful from the meds and accidentally take too much.

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Your mother is probably suffering from Aides pupil which can be the effect of damage in the nerve and usually the first step in treatment involves a brain scan. It could be caused by shock, a viral attack or it can be hereditary and the symptoms are primarily a pupil that does not dilate or at least not swiftly. You can find more on the same from this link http://www.healthline.com/galecontent/adies-pupil/2.

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