Low Dose Atropine Therapy for Myopia Management
Atropine is a drop that is often used to dilate the eye; this means it can make lights seem bright and reduce the eye’s ability to focus, making near vision blurry. We can use this drop, in a lower concentration, for myopia control.
When a lower concentration (0.01%) is used, children do not experience the side effects of blurry vision and light sensitivity. It is not known exactly how this medication works to slow myopia development. Atropine (0.01%) is dosed once daily at bedtime in both eyes.
Atropine can be used on even our youngest patients, because parents can apply the drops. These drops must be obtained through a special compounding pharmacy, which our office will help locate. The drops are not covered by insurance at this time.
Learn more about Low Dose Atropine Therapy here.