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Mydriatics

What are Mydriatics?

Mydriatics are a type of medicine that make the pupil of the eye dilate (open up). Mydriatics also tend to relax the focusing muscles of the eye, which means that blurred vision is a common side effect.

Topical mydriatics are used during an eye examination to allow visualization of the retina and other structures deep within the eye. Mydriatics may also be used to treat inflammatory eye conditions such as iritis and cyclitis and to reduce cycloplegia (a painful paralysis of the ciliary muscle of the eye).

Mydriatics, such as tropicamide, relax the iris sphincter which is innervated by the parasympathetic nervous system. Other mydriatics, such as phenylephrine, dilate the iris through stimulation of alpha adrenoreceptors which are part of the sympathetic nervous system.

List of Mydriatics:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Prefrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
2 reviews
10
Isopto Homatropine
Generic name: homatropine
1 review
8.0
Cyclogyl (Pro)
Generic name: cyclopentolate
1 review
4.0
Paremyd (Pro)
Generic name: hydroxyamphetamine / tropicamide
5 reviews
1.7
AK-Dilate
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ak-Pentolate (Pro)
Generic name: cyclopentolate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Altafrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Atropine-Care
Generic name: atropine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Atropisol
Generic name: atropine
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Cyclomydril (Pro)
Generic name: cyclopentolate / phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Cylate
Generic name: cyclopentolate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Homatropaire
Generic name: homatropine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Isopto Atropine
Generic name: atropine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Isopto Hyoscine
Generic name: scopolamine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mydfrin (Pro)
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Mydral
Generic name: tropicamide
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Mydriacyl (Pro)
Generic name: tropicamide
0 reviewsAdd rating
Neofrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ocu-Pentolate
Generic name: cyclopentolate
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ocu-Phrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Ocu-Tropic
Generic name: tropicamide
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Ocu-Tropine
Generic name: atropine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Tropicacyl (Pro)
Generic name: tropicamide
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