Maximum cycloplegic action of atropine
is seen at ?
a) 30-40 minutes
b) 1-3 hours
c) 8-10 hours
d) 1-2 weeks
Correct Answer - B
Ans. B. 1-3 hours
Atropine is a powerful cycloplegic and mydriatic agent.
Most potent cycloplegic available for optometrists.
Maximum mydriasis is reached typically in 30-40 minutes while
recovery may take a week or more.
Cycloplegia commences after 30 minutes of application, with marked
cycloplegia being reached in 1-3 hours.
The effect may last up to 6-12 days before normal accommodation is