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I believe this article starts correctly (stating that cyclopedia is paralysis of the ciliary muscle leading to loss of accommodation) but goes on to describe mydriasis in the body of the article. Cycloplegia describes the loss of accommodation - inability of the ciliary muscles to constrict, resulting in the inability to relax the lens to focus on nearby objects. This is distinct from mydriasis, or pupil dilation. The two often accompany one another as both are effects of muscarinic antagonists like atropine, but are not identicial, and this article confuses them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 13:07, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
I tried to change the description of the image to mydriasis, as I believe the person above me is right, but someone changed it back to the wrong description again. Cycloplegia is not visible in a picture of a person's eyes. Cycloplegia is the paralysis of the muscles that adapt the curvature of the lens. The ability of a lens, which is inside a person's eye, to focus, is not visible in a photo of the eye. The dilated pupils (mydriasis), however, are visible. Mydriasis may be a result of the administration of cycloplegic drugs, but it is impossible to tell from a photo of dilated pupils, if cycloplegia is actually present. Additionally, someone added 'mydriasis (loss of adaptation)', which I believe is again incorrect, as mydriasis is the dilation of the pupil. Cycloplegia is the loss of accomodation, resulting from the paralysis of the musles that change the curvature of the lens. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:37, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
^^It's "Muscles", not "Musles".