Which of the following compounds are commonly used during an ocular examination?
A. Contrast agents
B. Topical agents
D. Mydriatic agents
E. All of the above
There are a number of agents used during the examination of the eye. Commonly used agents include contrast agents,topical anesthetics, dyes, and mydriatic agents. The mydriatic agents are usedare used to dilate the pupil, allowing the clinician to view the back of theeye. Miotic agents would not be used; these agents do the opposite and causethe pupil to constrict, thus making it more difficult for the clinician to viewthe back of the eye.