A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.
Mydriatic agents are medicines that cause the pupil of the eye to dilate. Topical mydriatic agents are applied directly to the eye to assist during eye examination and to treat inflammatory eye conditions such as iritis and cyclitis.
Medical conditions associated with mydriatics: