Pharmacologic Mydriasis

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Pharmacologic Mydriasis

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A dilated unreactive pupil is a dramatic clinical finding. While it can be seen in the setting of compressive third nerve palsy, it can also be due to pharmacologic mydriasis. We discuss the approach to the patient with suspected pharmacologic mydriasis, with an emphasis on the role of pharmacologic pupil testing.

Chapter.  860 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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