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11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegic

Last edited: 31-01-2024

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  • A preservative free option (or single unit dose drops) may be prescribed if available for all formulary products listed if clinically necessary, as an alternative option
  • Please ensure that all prescriptions for eye drops clearly state the number of drops, into which eye(s), and the frequency of administration

11.5 Mydriatics and cycloplegic


Atropine 1% eye drops (TLS Amber)

Tropicamide 0.5% or 1% single-use eye drops (TLS Amber)

Cyclopentolate 0.5 % or 1% eye drops (TLS Amber 3 months) (SCP click here)



Phenylephrine 2.5% eye drops / single-use eye drops (TLS Amber)