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Summary It has been nearly 15 years since ATOM confirmed atropine 1% is effective in slowing myopia progression and 8 years since ATOM2 reported very low-dose atropine (0.01%) was effective longer term and well tolerated. Atropine 0.01% has become “standard of care” for treating myopic progression throughout south-east Asia on the basis of this trial. The recent Low-dose Atropine for Myopia Progression (LAMP) 2-year results showed 0.05% atropine was more effective than 0.01% and well tolerated in Hong Kong children. The WA ATOM trial in Perth will add to the evidence for atropine use in children outside Asia. There is clearly no “one size fits all” solution to treating myopic progression and this talk aims to unpack the evidence and provide a practical approach to atropine prescribing for progressive myopia.
Understand the latest evidence on atropine for the treatment of progressive myopia.
Assessment: There are 5 optional MCQS with this lecture.