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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Tropicamide (Overview)

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


Dr. Wendy Askew
18 doctors shared insights

Tropicamide (Overview)

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


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How do tropicamide drops improve vision?

How do tropicamide drops improve vision?

Dilate drops: Only by dilating the pupils to allow more light to enter. ...Read more

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Do tropicamide drops improve vision?

Do tropicamide drops improve vision?

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 certain kinds of cataracts) that affects the center of your vision, dilating your pupil may allow you to see around the blockage (opacity), improving you vision. This is especially true for people with a posterior subcapsular cataract. ...Read more

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How do tropicamide drops improve vision?

Dilate drops: Only by dilating the pupils to allow more light to enter. ...Read more

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Do tropicamide drops improve your vision?

Do tropicamide drops improve your vision?

Not usually: Tropicamide is used to dilate the eyes for an examination. If you have a central cataract, or need amblyopia treatment, then dilating drops can sometimes improve vision but other lonbger acting ones work better than tropicamide. ...Read more

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My son has tropicamide drops every day; what are the drops for?

My son has tropicamide drops every day; what are the drops for?

Dilation of the eye: These drops cause dilation of the pupils. Typically they are used for dilating the eyes for examination. They can also be used after certain eye surgeries. Additionally they can be used to treat uveitis. ...Read more

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Would using tropicamide allow someone to see better in the dark? Better night vision?

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. ...Read more

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Could mydriacyl/tropicamide be bought in uk without a prescription please?

Could mydriacyl/tropicamide be bought in uk without a prescription please?

Mydriacyl (tropicamide) drops: Did you ever find out? I am confused...What would you want with these dilating drops ? If you need them and the eye doctor prescribes them then you can get them here. ...Read more

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Have you had anyone break out with a face rash after inserting tropicamide drops?

Have you had anyone break out with a face rash after inserting tropicamide drops?

Tropicamide Drops: One possible side effect of this topical medication is an allergic reaction which can present as a rash. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...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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Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

No, diagnostic: Tropicamide is a dilating eye drop and is not usually used as therapy. If we want a person to keep their eye dilated to treat iritis, or for amblyopia treatment, usually another longer acting eye drop is used. ...Read more

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How do you know if tropicamide to dilate pupils at eye exam caused glaucoma ? Symptoms include heaviness in eyes, mild pain, blurry vision.

Probably not: Tropicamide is a an eye medication gnerally used to dilate the pupil during an eye examination. There is a minimal risk of inducing angle closure glaucoma in patients who are predisposed to this condition. This predispostion is usually determined before the eyes are dilated. The described symptoms are consistent with the effects of tropicamide which are temporary. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Mydriacyl (Definition)

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