A mydriatic is a substance that causes the pupil of the eye to open (dilate). Mydriatic eyedrops are used during some types of eye exams and may also be used to treat inflammation of the eye (uveitis or iritis).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Richa Dhawan, MD - Rheumatology|
|Last Revised||May 14, 2013|
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