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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cyclogyl (Overview)

Cyclogyl is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is cyclogyl (cyclopentolate)?

What is cyclogyl (cyclopentolate)?

Cyclogyl (cyclopentolate): Cyclogyl® (cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, usp) is an anticholinergic prepared as a sterile, borate buffered, solution for topical ocular use. It is supplied in three strengths. Cyclopentolate hydrochloride is used to produce mydriasis and cycloplegia. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cyclogyl (Overview)

Cyclogyl is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is cyclogyl (cyclopentolate)?

Cyclogyl (cyclopentolate): Cyclogyl® (cyclopentolate hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, usp) is an anticholinergic prepared as a sterile, borate buffered, solution for topical ocular use. It is supplied in three strengths. Cyclopentolate hydrochloride is used to produce mydriasis and cycloplegia. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

Please tell me, are fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops vasoconstrictors?

No: No, FML (fluorometholone) is a steroid. Fml (fluorometholone) decreases inflammation that can improve redness, but it is not a vasoconstrictor. ...Read more

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Do pred forte cause eye dilation?

Do pred forte cause eye dilation?

NO: No, Pred Forte is a steroid and does not cause dilation. You may have other drops that possibly you touched with your hand and then your eye that could cause it to dialte with the smallest amount of contact (not putting a drop in the eye directly). Or the condition you are using the Pred Forte for is causing the eye to appear dilated (or the adjacent eye to be smaller, making the eye other eye). ...Read more

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How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

How long do dilated pupils from atropine sulfate ophthalmic last?

4-7 days: Atropine is a strong and persistent dilator of the pupil. It will last 3-7 days in most depending upon the biochemistry of the pupil and the color of the iris (darker is less long and blue eyes last the longest). ...Read more

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Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Does tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ophthalmic ointment effective after expiration date?

Maybe: After the expiration date, the effectiveness diminishes. It is best not to use an expired medication. ...Read more

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Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Is tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) eye drops ototoxic?

Not likely: In the usual dose for this eyedrop, there is little systemic absorption. In the sensitive, tobramycin can lead to ototoxicity but this occurs with high systemic dosage. ...Read more

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How long does the pupil stay dilated with cyclopetolate eye drops?

How long does the pupil stay dilated with cyclopetolate eye drops?

Several hours: Up to 5 or 6 hours or more for susceptible people. ...Read more

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Can I take alrex (loteprednol) eye drops w/ contacts?

Can I take alrex (loteprednol) eye drops w/ contacts?

Yes: The concentration of steroid in alex is very low, will not precipitate on the lens nor shorten the lens life, nor should it cause any problems with the eyes under the lens in the concentration found in alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more

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How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

How many alcon maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) drops per day?

Depends: It really depends on why you are using maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin). You should ask you eye md for dosing instructions for your condition. ...Read more

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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...Read more

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We took our 8 month old son for routine eye exam thursday morning. Cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) eye drops were used at 11 am. Its saturday and his eyes are still dilated?

We took our 8 month old son for routine eye exam thursday morning. Cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) eye drops were used at 11 am. Its saturday and his eyes are still dilated?

It's ok!: Some eyes are more sensitive than others. Cyclogyl (cyclopentolate) can last 12-48 hours commonly, but longer in some. Please kindly tell you doctor to use shorter acting agent if possible such as tropicamide 0.5%! ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the-counter use for it! ...Read more

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Are flarex (fluorometholone) eye drops mild?

Depends: This depends upon what you mean is 'mild'. Flarex (fluorometholone) drops are a steroid less potent than some others. This means its primary effect is not the strongest and it s incidence of side effects is lower than the strong ones. It is a useful drop which your ophthalmologist no doubt has prescribed for good reasons. ...Read more

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Does the prescription drug, prucalopride, cause dilated pupils?

Does the prescription drug, prucalopride, cause dilated pupils?

Resolor: I tried researching this for you. Are you obtaining prucalopride in the us? I was not able to find information regarding pupillary changes with this medication but did find an outstanding article. Check this site: <a href="http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3263983/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3263983/</a>. ...Read more

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Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

Will toBradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) interact with restasis?

No: However, Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) contains a steroid medication, so it should not be used for extended periods without the supervision of your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Does lotemax (loteprednol) steroid drops improve blurry vision?

Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, then as the drop improves the condition the blur will improve. Lotemax (loteprednol) will not substitute for eyeglasses or for structural problems lowering the vision. Discuss this with the ophthalmologist who prescribed you the lotemax (loteprednol). ...Read more

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What do lotemax (loteprednol) eye drops treat?

Inflammation: This is a somewhat strong topical steroid used to treat a variety of inflammations on the surface or interior of the eye. It should be only taken while being followed closely by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Cyclopentolate (Definition)

Cyclopentolate is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more