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Subspecialties Pediatric, Refractive

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  • The incidence of myopia is increasing, but so too is the more pathological form of the condition: myopic progression
  • FDA-approved treatments for myopic progression are not yet available, but low-dose atropine drops can have a significant impact on patient outcomes
  • Topical administration of atropine eyedrops may result in either over- or under-dosing of the medication.
  • Eyenovia’s atropine solution (MicroPine) is formulated for administration using the OpteJet microdose dispenser, which is designed to deliver medication as a gentle mist reaching the eye faster than the blink reflex.  The dispenser’s built-in electronic monitoring system also encourages compliance thanks to its in-build electronic monitoring system.

I have spent my career on the front line of retinal therapy and, a decade ago, we introduced Lucentis at Genentech – a biologic for wet AMD which completely transformed AMD management – it was, if you like, a “penicillin moment.” I now believe that we are approaching another step change in patient care, but for an entirely different condition – myopic progression.

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Sean Ianchulev

Sean Ianchulev is Professor of Ophthalmology at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

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