How long does atropine eye drops last

 

 

Submitted by Ravivarma on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:47
Country
India
Age
3
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

We consulted doctor for my baby as intermittent squint she is 2 years and 10 months. Doctor suggested to apply atropine eye drops 3 times a day for 3 days. Now my child is closely watching book while doing homework and she can't read properly. She is watching closely

How long this effect will be there

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

The effect of atropine eye drop can last up to 20 days in normal eye. Atropine causes cycloplegia or paralysis of ciliary muscle that is responsible for accommodation and near vision.

 

 

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