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Cycloplegics and mydriatics anticholinergic agents
Atropine (Atropisol), cyclopentolate (Cyclogyl), homatropine (Isopto Homatropine), scopolamine (Isopto Hyoscine), tropicamide (Mydriacyl)

Dilate the pupils and paralyze the muscles of accommodation, causing mydriasis and cycloplegia. Mydriasis facilitates observation of the eye's interior during an examination. Cycloplegia prevents movement of the lens during assessment of the eye.
Adrenergic agonist
Phenylephrine (Ocu Phrin)
Induces mydriasis by action on the muscle of the iris. Causes blurred vision. Photophobia may be eased by using dark glasses.
Staining solution
Fluorescein sodium
Turns corneal scratches bright green; a green ring surrounds foreign bodies. Dye will filter through the lacrimal duct into the nasal secretions.
Topical anesthetics
Proparacaine HCl: Alcaine, AK-Taine
Anesthetize the eye. Caution patient not to rub the eye while it is anesthetized. Patch eye when patient leaves the office if medication is still in effect.
Tetracaine HCl: Pontocaine
ANTI-INFECTIVE OPTIC MEDICATIONS
Antibiotics
Gentamicin sulfate (Garamycin Ophthalmic), erythromycin (Ilotycin), polymyxin B sulfate, neomycin
sulfate, bacitracin, sulfonamides (Sodium Sulamyd, Gantrisin) ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan), chlortetracycline (Aureomycin), ofloxacin (Ocuflox)
Used to treat infection or for prophylaxis. Caution patient to use a clean washcloth and towel on the face each time to prevent reinfection.
Antifungal
Natamycin (Natacyn Ophthalmic)
To treat Fusarium. Caution as above.
Antivirals
Idoxuridine (IDV, Stoxil, Herplex)
Store in refrigerator. Do not use with boric acid. If no improvement, discontinue after 1 wk.