Mydriasis Causes & Treatment
As we discussed earlier, Mydriasis is a condition wherein the pupil is dilated and remains so for prolonged duration. There are two types of the condition: Unilateral or Bi-lateral. There many causes that are attributed to this condition, though only a few are listed herein. Few health conditions are also listed while other causes include drugs and trauma.
The most common causes include health conditions like Carotid artery aneurysm, Botulism, Adie's syndrome, Acute angle-closure glaucoma, Ocular surgery, Brain death, Raised intracranial pressure, Serotonin syndrome, Cerebral oedema and other causes like Antipsychotic agents, Cocaine, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Dopram Injection and lots more.
The most common drugs that are used to treat Mydriasis are Phenylephrine, Scopolamine and Murocol-2. They also suggest using eye protection until the condition is treated. However, seeking medical attention immediately is very important. Timely treatment goes a long way in curing or managing Mydriasis. The condition is often temporary, though becomes permanent due to improper treatment or ignorance often. Mydriasis that are due to health conditions and the outcome of treatment largely depend on the health condition itself.
Generally the affected individual, does not experience pain, though discomfort persists until the condition is cured. There are few drugs that result in temporary Mydriasis, like for eg: eye drops used during a routine eye check-up. However, for all other related causes, a health specialist should be consulted. They suggest few tests and also analyze other symptoms, to determine the cause of the problem, to treat and eradicate it completely