Atropine 0.01% Effective To Slow Down Myopia
February 22, 2012
Feb. ophthalmology: As a follow-up to a study that demonstrated a very nice slowing down of myopia progression (about 1 diopter less over 2 years) with Atropine 1%, which has significant side effects like photophobia and blurred vision at near, the authors tried a much lower concentration with almost no side effects, and found it to be almost as effective. Considering the great side effect profile, I am going to give it serious consideration to my myopic pediatric patients.
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