Atropine Drops

Understanding Atropine Drops

Atropine drops are a type of medication used to help control the progression of myopia, or nearsightedness. They work by dilating the pupil and temporarily relaxing the eye's focusing mechanism. This helps to reduce the strain on the eye and slow down the elongation of the eyeball, which is a common cause of myopia progression.

The use of atropine treatment for myopia control does not eliminate the need for spectacles or contact lenses to achieve clear vision. It's important to note that while atropine helps slow down myopia progression, it does not directly address blurred vision resulting from myopia. Your child will need to continue wearing glasses or contacts.

Why Choose Atropine Drops?

  • Effective Myopia Control: Studies have shown that atropine drops can effectively slow down the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. By reducing the rate of myopia advancement, atropine drops may help decrease the risk of associated eye health issues later in life.

  • Simple Application: Atropine drops are easy to administer and typically require only once-a-day application.

  • Minimal Side Effects: Atropine drops are generally well-tolerated, with minimal side effects reported in most cases. Common side effects may include temporary sensitivity to light and difficulty focusing on near objects, which usually resolve over time.

  • Customized Treatment Plans: Our doctors will work closely with you and your child to monitor your child’s progress and adjust the dosage as necessary to ensure optimal results.

​​​​​​​Is Atropine Right for You?

Atropine drops may be suitable for children experiencing progressive myopia. To determine if atropine drops are the right option for you or your child, schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable eye care team.

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