Tropicamide is an antimuscarinic drug that produces short acting mydriasis (dilation of the pupil) and cycloplegia and is used to allow better examination of the lens, vitreous humor, and retina.
Due to its relatively short duration of effect (4–8 hours), it is typically used during eye examinations such as the dilated fundus examination, but it may also be used before or after eye surgery.
- Effects occur within 40 minutes and last for up to a day. Compare to Mydriacyl.
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