Which medications in the drug class Cycloplegics/Mydriatics are used in the treatment of Smoke Inhalation Injury?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Adjunctive therapy may be useful in patients with eye irritation accompanying smoke inhalation injury. These agents relax ciliary muscle spasm, which can cause deep aching pain and photophobia.

Atropine ophthalmic

This agent acts at parasympathetic sites in smooth muscle to block the response to acetylcholine of the sphincter muscle of the iris and the muscle of the ciliary body, causing mydriasis and cycloplegia.

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