Know more about care and advice on using low-dose Atropine
Care and Advice
- Please follow instructions from healthcare staff or dispensers on eye drop administration techniques.
- It is not advised to stop atropine treatment without prior consultation you’re your ophthalmologist, in view of the risk of rebound effect on sudden cessation. 1
- Myopine (0.01% Atropine) eyedrops contain the preservative Benzalkonium Chloride. While it has been proven to be safe for use in children, very rarely it may cause eye irritation and/or a local allergic reaction.
- If your child develops redness or itchiness of his/her eyes during use, please contact our healthcare staff or your ophthalmologist immediately.
- Normal treatment dosage: one drop per eye in the evening before bedtime or at night, to lower potential impact to vision.
- Preservative-free eye drops are stored in single-use vials shall be discarded after single-use, and shall not be used repeatedly.
- The aim of low-dose atropine treatment is to slow down the rate of myopia progression. It is not effective in reversing myopia. Therefore patients on atropine treatment will still need spectacles for refractive correction.
1. Kendrick CO Shih et al. Use of Atropine for Prevention of Childhood Myopia Progression in Clinical Practice. Eye & Contact Lens 2016;42: 16-23.