Fundus check: Should I dilate pupils or not?

Glaucoma risk due to ophthalmic drops which cause pupil dilation is rare.

Fundoscopy is used primarily for diabetic retinopathy (DR) detection. Fundoscopy’s sensitivity through pupil dilation for DR detection is two times higher, in relation to detection through non dilated pupils. However, researches have revealed that only one out of 250 doctors frequently dilate their patients’ pupils. A usual reason of non pupil dilation is the concern about the risk of narrow angle glaucoma.