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A mydriatic is a medicine that causes the pupil of the eye to open (dilate). Mydriatic eyedrops are used during some types of eye exams. They may also be used to help treat inflammation of the eye or other eye problems.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerCarol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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