... atropine drug as patch not working out for the past year. scared of giving him a drug cause of the side affects,dont knw what to do,any help?
The main treatment for lazy eye (amblyopia) involves patching the normal eye to force use of the lazy eye. Sometimes, drops such as atropine are used to blur the vision of the normal eye which forces your child to use the eye with amblyopia . One advantage is that it doesn't require your constant vigilance to make sure your child wears the patch.
However, atropine does have side effects that should be considered: light sensitivity (because the eye is constantly dilated), flushing and possible paralysis of the ciliary muscle after long-term atropine use, which could affect the eye's accommodation, or ability to change focus.
- Atropine Information for Consumers
- Atropine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atropine (detailed)
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