Mydriatic eyedrops enlarge (dilate) the pupils of the eyes. These eyedrops may
allow an adult or child to see around a
cataract. Mydriatic drops are rarely prescribed for
cataracts. And they are only used for a short time. Decisions about the use
of mydriatic eyedrops need to be made after discussion with an ophthalmologist
about the potential benefits.
These eyedrops increase the amount of light getting into the eye.
And they are sometimes used to help prevent vision loss in very young children who need to wait for surgery to be done.
August 24, 2011
Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
& Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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