A 32-year-old member asked:
what is cycloplegic refraction (cyclo exam)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mitchell Vogel answered
29 years experience Ophthalmology
See below: Cycloplegic refraction is generally performed with children and sometimes teenagers to determine their best spectacle correction. The use of special eyedrops helps to temporarily eliminate their ability to accomodate, thus giving a proper spectacle prescription. Seek out an eye doctor for more info and good luck!
Answered on Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Howard Pomeranz answered
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Refraction: Cycloplegic refraction is when the pupils are dilated when a refraction is performed. This is often necessary in children in order to prevent over-accommodation during refraction to obtain an accurate glasses prescription.
Answered on May 10, 2019
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