November 2021: Case on the use of tropicamide during pregnancy

Read through the scenario below, think about what you would do and then check our expert advice to see if we agree.

Case on the use of tropicamide during pregnancy

I recently examined a person who had experienced recent-onset flashing lights and floaters. In our area we have a commissioned pathway available to perform a dilated assessment on patients who present with symptoms of flashing lights and floaters, however, I was concerned as to whether it was safe to use tropicamide during pregnancy?  

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