Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: examination - dark - mydriasis

Contributor(s): Keith Barnett, Dennis E Brooks

Introduction

  • The addition of a mydriatic to the eye, after dilation of the pupil, allows the lens, vitreous and fundus to be examined in greater detail.

Uses

Advantages

  • Allows complete examination of the structures posterior to the iris especially the lens and fundus.

Disadvantages

  • Takes time to become effective.
  • If atropine   Atropine sulfate  is used, prolonged mydriasis may occur for up to 3-4 weeks in some horses.

It is contraindicated for diagnostic purposes.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology.Ed: Gelatt K N. 3rd edn. pp 1053-1116.


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