Atropine, engaging with science and responsible practice – with Prof Karla Zadnik

Professor Karla Zadnik, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Optometry in the USA,, discusses the Childhood Atropine for Myopia Progression (CHAMP) study, engaging with the literature, her favourite papers and an alternative take on myopia control as standard of care.

Complications in atropine compounding

Most atropine currently prescribed for myopia control is compounded. How could this influence consistency of treatment and research results? What could current research lead to in future prescribing? Read more here.

Systemic side effects of atropine

Systemic Side Effects of Atropine Eye Drops

As there are systemic side effects of atropine eye drops, they could be contraindicated in young patients with some conditions, syndromes, and when taking specific systemic medications. Medication safety is also discussed.