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Optic disc parameters of atropinized myopic children

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Quality of Vision/Miscellaneous

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 3

First Author: : E.Shen TAIWAN

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Abstract Details


To determine optic disc parameters, retinal fiber layer thickness (RNFLT), and the intraocular pressure (IOP) of myopic children under topical 0.25% atropine treatment.


Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital


From October 1, 2010 to Sept 31, 2011, 67 eyes of 35 myopic children were recruited. The children were treated with 0.25% atropine nightly for myopia control. Visual acuity, refraction, IOP, axial length (AL, IOL Master), RNFLT, and optic disc parameters (Stratus OCT) were measured at enrollment and every 2 months. All patients had at least one year of follow-up.


Enrolled children had a mean age of 10.3 ± 2.4 years (5 to 15 years). Of the 67 studied eyes, the mean spherical equivalent (SE) was -2.60 ± 1.58 diopters (D) (-6.75 to -0.5 D). Under the treatment of 0.25% atropine, myopia increased by 0.53 D per year (P < 0.0001), and AL elongated by 0.245 mm per year (P < 0.0001). No significant change was noted in the IOP and optic nerve parameters including peripapillary RNFLT, areas of optic disc, cup and rim, or cup/disc ratio over the follow-up period after atropine treatment (P > 0.05).


0.25% Atropine treatment for myopia control did not significantly affect the IOP, optic nerve parameters, and RNFLT in children. 0.25% Atropine is a relatively safe option for myopia control.

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