mydriatic


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mydriatic

[¦mid·rē¦ad·ik]
(pharmacology)
An agent which produces dilation of the pupil, such as eucatropine hydrochloride.
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Effects of mydriatic agents in cockatoos, African gray parrots, and blue-fronted Amazon parrots.
Therefore, the only option remained to apply anaesthetic eye drops (tetracaine with and without 2% ophthalmic lignocaine) combined with a mydriatic and cycloplegic collyrium Mydriasert[R] (tropicamide and phenylephrine).
1,2) Early mechanical removal is recommended, (8) but if a corneal abrasion has been sustained, treatment with a mydriatic and a topical antibiotic should be considered to prevent complications.
Tropicamide is an acetylcholine receptor blocker drug, which has short acting cycloplegic and mydriatic effect.
This finding might be interpreted as a reason to favor mydriatic exams, which have been suggested to result in fewer ungradable images than nonmydriatic exams [19].
Patients without diabetic retinopathy who are systematically screened by mydriatic retinal photography have a 95% probability of remaining free of sight-threatening retinopathy over the next 5 years.
Concerning your letters about blepharitis, I wonder how many of these people had the onset of it after receiving mydriatic eye drops at the eye doctor.
His pupils were mydriatic (5 mm) and poorly responsive to light.
They are best seen with the help of a mydriatic agent but can be at least initially assessed with a simple eye exam.
However, the observation of a greater mydriatic response in patients with AD than in normal elderly controls was not confirmed by Loupe and colleagues [2] or by Litvan and FitzGibbon [3], whose work challenges the validity of the test.
A supervising physician teaching ophthalmology required each student to place mydriatic (dilating) drops in one eye, supposedly as a prelude to mutual practice at ophthalmoscopic examinations.