Dilating drops are used to enlarge the pupil of the eye. The ophthalmologist needs to have a good view inside your eye to diagnose and treat ocular disease.

    Dilating drops frequently blur vision for several hours. Bright lights may be bothersome, you may not be able to focus up close, and you may have difficulty driving. It is recommended that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment, as your ophthalmologist cannot predict how your vision will be affected by dilating drops.

    Adverse reactions, such as acute angle-closure glaucoma, may be triggered from the dilating drops. This is extremely rare and treatable with immediate medical attention.

    I hereby authorize the physicians and/or their assistants at Retinal Consultants of San Antonio to administer dilating eye drops.