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"ATROPINE - PLANO" TREATMENT OF AMBLYOPIA

This treatment combination has been recommended for your child's amblyopia (lazy eye). We will treat this by blurring the OTHER ('good') eye.

The usual reasons why we use this treatment are:

  1. Patch therapy is not tolerated or not expected to be tolerated, or
  2. The eyes are usually straight. Atropine - plano treatment may be less likely to cause disruption of alignment than patch therapy if the eyes are usually straight, or
  3. Using Atropine alone is not expected to work (or has been demonstrated to be inadequate)

Each cycle of treatment takes __________ weeks.

ON DAY ONE:

A. You will change the LEFT / RIGHT lens to 'plano' (plane glass - the cost of this is often the same as a "regular" lens - you pay mostly for the labour involved)
B. You will commence Atropine 0.5% given once a day (while asleep is OK) to the LEFT / RIGHT eye


In the first day or two your child may not be safe to ride bicycles, use playground equipment etc, so take extra care.

If school performance is suffering please call me.


On day ______ you will use the last Atropine drop. Put the bottle in the fridge so that it can be used again.

On day ______ replace the plano lens with the correct one.

See me on day ______.

If there are any problems you must call.

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© Copyright 2008 www.privateeyeclinic.com

This letter is protected by the laws of Copyright and must not be reprinted, copied or otherwise disclosed in whole or in part to any person without the written consent of Dr. Lionel Kowal.