Journal article

Does atropine use increase intraocular pressure in myopic children?

Tzu-En J Wu, Chen-Chang Yang, Harn-Shen Chen

Optometry and Vision Science | Published : 2012

Abstract

PURPOSE: Because pupillary dilation caused by muscarinic antagonists is a predisposing factor for glaucoma, we examined the effects of long-term atropine treatment for myopia on intraocular pressure (IOP) and studied the risk factors of elevated IOP among myopic children. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted in 621 myopic children (aged 6 to 15 years) whose spherical equivalent refractive error ranged from -1.00 to -6.00 D in each eye and who had received atropine therapy. For all children, we collected their complete ocular examination data and IOP measurements beginning in 2008. We then calculated the cumulative dose and the duration of atropine therapy in the 3 years before..

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