Category Archive: Ophthalmology

Mar 08 2014

Miosis and Mydriasis Mnemonic

There are only a few high yield ophthalmology topics on the boards, and distinguishing pupil size is one of them. Keeping the medical terms straight for constriction and dilation of the pupil can be difficult.

Here is a mnemonic to help:

MIosis is pInpoint pupils

MyDriasis is Dilated pupils

References: “Miosis.” Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. …

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