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    Low-dose atropine for myopia in children: two years of experience

    Nightly treatment with atropine drops can significantly slow progression

    Eighty-three children with rapidly progressing myopia have been treated with nightly atropine drops in Tel Aviv since January 2015. Their 2-year results were reported by Professor Yair Morad of the Assaf Herofeh Medical Centre at the recent European Society of Ophthalmology meeting in Barcelona.

    Atropine drops can significantly slow the progression of myopia. Since this was demonstrated in the ‘atropine for the treatment of childhood myopia’ (ATOM) studies,1,2children have begun to receive treatment in clinics around the world.

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