Myopia Control with an Eyedrop now available in Dunedin and Balclutha - 12th Jun 2017

Myopia Control with an Eyedrop now available in Dunedin and Balclutha It's here - 0.01% Atropine drops, as shown to work in the ATOM study!   These are practically free of side effects as they are only 1/100th of the standard dose of this drug for other uses, and yet they have enough action on the eye to reduce the rate at which shortsightedness (myopia) worsens by about 60%.  They act on Muscarinic receptors in the eye to slow or halt excess growth in length of the eye.  This reduces the final amount of myopia suffered by a treated child when they reach adulthood, and naturally stop growing, to less than it would otherwise be.   Therefore we can reduce both the need for glasses and also the risk of blindness from eye disease.
For more information, please make an appointment with any of our optometrists, who can arrange a prescription for you.
Link to the ATOM study: https://www.aao.org/assets/28fe020e-5f93-4d06-aac1-889cecb15fb2/635835505202800000/atropine-for-myopia-5-yr-clinical-trial-ophthalmology-2015-pdf?inline=1

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