Erica Schulman

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This is a review of the current literature describing the effect of atropine, bifocals, and/or contact lenses on slowing the progression of myopia. Cumulative data from a number of studies have demonstrated atropine instilled once a day in myopic eyes resulted in a 90% average reduction of myopia progression, as compared to untreated eyes, i.e., from 0.50(More)
PURPOSE Atropine 1% has been used to slow the progression of myopia; however, it has not gained worldwide clinical acceptance because it results in clinically significant pupillary mydriasis and accommodative paralysis. Lower concentrations of atropine (0.5 to 0.01%) have been reported to be associated with fewer symptoms, while still controlling myopia. It(More)
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