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: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

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