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.

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology