Your doctor may recommend atropine as a treatment for your child’s myopia. Low dose atropine has shown to be 50-60% effective in slowing down progression. Atropine is a very easy treatment for your child to start and is often recommended for children that are too young to begin wearing contacts or who are not a candidate for contacts. Atropine has very few side effects and will not make your child’s vision blurry. The mild side effect your child may experience from Atropine is sensitivity to bright light. Wearing a hat, sunglasses, or transition lenses will eliminate any side effects your child may experience.
According to the LAMP study (Low-Concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression) Atropine proved to be an effective treatment for the management of myopia. Click here to read the full study regarding Atropine.
Two-Year Clinical Trial of the Low-Concentration Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) Study: Phase 2 Report
- PMID: 32019700
- DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.12.011