Acquired Esotropia Medication

Updated: Sep 13, 2018
  • Author: Mauro Fioretto, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Drugs are used only to diagnose the disease.

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Cycloplegics/Mydriatics

Class Summary

For the diagnosis of acquired esotropia.

Cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl, I-Pentolate)

Blocks muscle of ciliary body and sphincter muscle of iris from responding to cholinergic stimulation, thus causing mydriasis and cycloplegia.

Induces mydriasis in 30-60 min and cycloplegia in 25-75 min. These effects last up to 24 h.

Tropicamide (Mydriacyl, Opticyl, Tropicacyl)

Blocks sphincter muscle of iris and muscle of ciliary body from responding to cholinergic stimulation.

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