How to add atropine to your tools of myopia management
Congrats to Kate for another great course on myopia management! I have gained more knowledge and confidence in how to prescribe atropine as a way of slowing down myopia progression and how to use it in conjunction with other treatments.
Excellent information - well presented.
Can't wait to get started!
While I have started myopia management with contact lenses and spectacles, I have been apprehensive to start atropine treatment -- never feeling like I knew "enough" to start.
This course really helped to bridge my knowledge gaps by providing detailed and organized information and resources to arm me with the confidence to take that next step in myopia management. It helped me understand the subtle differences between different treatment regimes: concentrations of atropine, optical
treatments, best vs. "next-best" treatments, rebound effects, side effects, mono vs. combo-therapies and so much more.
My patients will definitely benefit from the wealth of information I've learned in this short course!
Confident myopia controller
The course on atropine for myopia control is set out in a very educational-friendly way. The different lessons help to understand this essential part of myopia control in a very approachable, systematic manner. On completion of the course I'm definitely more confident on atropine mono-therapy vs combo-therapy. Thank you!
This course has done an amazing job of making a tricky topic super simple! It has clarified many aspects of prescribing atropine that have changed a lot over the past few years, namely which concentration to prescribe. It has made a confusing topic very approachable and I recommend this course to anyone who prescribes atropine.
Be careful recommending sunglasses for uv protection on kids … we don’t fully know why myopia is slowed due to increased outdoor time but may well be due to unrestricted and unaltered sunlight (including uv)
Broad spectrum sunlight is important also for circadian rhythm, and our endocrine system. I promote one of the advantages of ortho k in kids is the ability to get full spectrum sunlight outdoors.
I know your busy but when u get a chance do some research on sunlight and it’s influence on mental health, circadian rhythm, and even diabetes and many other health systems. I believe the medical establishment has been wrong in universally condemning sunlight and uv. Just sayin!
Great class !!!!
Keep up the great work !