When we think of pupil dilate, the first thing that comes to mind is an eye examination where an ophthalmologist dilates our pupil (mydriasis). But our pupils also dilate naturally every day depending on how much light passes through the lens and helps us focus.
Also, when it comes to a psychological moment such as fear, surprise or when we look into the face of someone who does not care, the pupils dilate.
It is true that pupils dilate when we are in love. The next time you look at your partner, keep this in mind.
The iris muscle, which is responsible for dilating the pupil, is controlled by the autoimmune nervous system. When we have unexpected feelings for someone or when we see a beautiful sight, the pupils dilate on their own to see in detail what attracts our attention.
But it does not always mean that if the pupil dilate it means that someone is in love with us. When we look at each other and notice that one pupil is dilated, unlike the other, it can be a sign that something is wrong with the body or the eye itself.
This may be anisocoria. Anisocoria means that the patient has an uneven pupil size. One pupil may be larger than normal, i.e. dilated, or one pupil may be smaller than normal, i.e. narrow, leading to their uneven appearance. The reasons for a significant or more severe type of anisocoria (one pupil being larger than the other by more than 1.0 mm) are the following:
- Certain eye medications
- Inflammation of the iris: Iritis (anterior uveitis)
- Adie’s tonic pupil
- Neurological disorders.
- In this case, the patient must visit an ophthalmologist, especially if they have the following symptoms:
- Ptosis (lowering of the eyelid)
- Duplicate pictures
- Loss of vision
- Headache or neck pain
- Eye pain
- Current head or eye injury
In conclusion, we can say that the pupils dilate when we are in love. But we must be careful of other symptoms. Look into the eyes of your loved one and if you notice that the pupils are dilated, ask him / her if they have any of the above symptoms.
If the answer is yes, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist immediately. If it is negative, enjoy love.