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MAJOR REVIEW
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4-10

Atropine in the treatment of childhood myopia


Department of Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly; Vettam Eye Clinic, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanitha Sathyan
Vettam Eye Clinic, Perumpilly, Mulanthuruthy, Ernakulam - 682 314, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_6_19

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The practice of using topical atropine to prevent the progression of myopia in children has been going on for decades in some Asian populations. The encouraging results obtained from Atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia (ATOM) studies and animal studies have created much interest among the practitioners regarding the use of atropine in preventing myopic progression. This review aims to summarize the major research works done on the subject and its implications in clinical practice.


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