Tropidil 1% Eye Drops
Tropidil sterile eye drops is used to dilate (enlarge) the pupil so that the doctor can see into the back of the eye. It is used before eye examinations, such as cycloplegic refraction and examination of the fundus of the eye. Tropidil eye drops may also be used before and after eye surgery.
Dosage & Administration
For refraction, instill 1 or 2 drops in the eye(s), repeated in 5 minutes. If patient is not seen within 20 to 30 minutes, an additional drop may be instilled to prolong mydriatic effect. For examination of the fundus, instill 1 drop 15 to 20 minutes prior to examination.
Where appropriate, the administration of an antidote (miotic) after the examination should be considered. To reduce excessive systemic absorption, the patient should compress the tear duct of the treated eye with the finger for 2-3 minutes immediately after the instillation of the eye drops. In older patients, mydriatic and cycloplegic drugs should generally be used with care.
Pregnancy and Lactation
Controlled studies are not available.