Unilateral mydriasis due to scopolamine patch

  • Pauline Vasselon
  • Luisa Weiner
  • Fanny Rossi-Pujo
  • Marie Socha
  • Patrick Peton
  • Isabelle May
  • Béatrice Demore
  • Hervé JavelotEmail author
Case Report


Case We report the case of a patient who presented with unilateral mydriasis after a scopolamine patch application. The specific clinical context (cancer) reported here may have led to the misinterpretation of the etiology of mydriasis. Conclusion Our case description warns against diagnostic mistakes related to this side effect and highlights the advantages of pilocarpine test in the differential diagnosis of unilateral mydriasis.


Differential diagnosis Side effect Transdermal scopolamine patch Unilateral mydriasis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauline Vasselon
    • 1
  • Luisa Weiner
    • 2
  • Fanny Rossi-Pujo
    • 3
  • Marie Socha
    • 1
  • Patrick Peton
    • 4
  • Isabelle May
    • 1
  • Béatrice Demore
    • 1
  • Hervé Javelot
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Service Pharmacie, CHU NancyNancyFrance
  2. 2.Service de Psychiatrie II, CHU de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  3. 3.Service d’Ophtalmologie, CHU NancyNancyFrance
  4. 4.Unité Hospitalière Sécurisée InterrégionaleHôpital Brabois Adultes, CHU NancyNancyFrance
  5. 5.Faculté de Médecine de NancyVandoeuvre Lès NancyFrance

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