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.
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.