A 32-year-old member asked:
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would using tropicamide allow someone to see better in the dark? better night vision?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Not really: Your pupil will dilate anyway in dim illumination so artificially dilating it with tropicamide is not necessarily. In addition, most of the adaptation to light conditions occurs in the cells in the retina.
Answered on May 12, 2015

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Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
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It can: Tropicamide is a dilating drop, which means it makes your pupil larger, allowing more light in. If you have a corneal or lens condition (scars or cert ... Read More
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Dilate drops: Only by dilating the pupils to allow more light to enter.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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Very uncommon: It is rare that tropicamide would do that, but see your ophthalmologist for a recheck!

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