Eye Drops Advice

Dilating Eye Drops

Tropicamide 1% eye drops allow your Ophthalmologist to look inside your eye more easily by making the pupils bigger than normal. Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 2.5% may also be used if you have dark coloured eyes.

The drops take about 30 to 45 minutes to work and the effect may last for up to six to eight hours. Occasionally the effect may last until the next day.

You should not undertake hazardous activities such as driving, cycling or operating heavy machinery while your vision is affected.

Having large pupils will make you more sensitive to light, especially in bright sunlight.

In the unlikely event that you experience any unusual symptoms such as;

  • pain and redness in or around your eyes
  • misty or foggy vision, as though you are looking through a veil or a dirty window

Please contact Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai on +971 4 429 7888 or seek medical advice as you might be experiencing an adverse reaction to the drops. Take this information leaflet with you.

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