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Atro Eye Drop

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Product introduction

Atro Eye Drop is used to treat myopia and inflammation in the eyes (uveitis or iritis). It is also used in induce cycloplegia for eye examination and diagnose eye problems like blurred vision or squint in children.

Atro Eye Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. Read the instructions carefully before using the medicine. Wash the hands thoroughly before and after using Atro Eye Drop. Doing so will help avoid the risk of any infection. Do not rub the eyes after instilling the medicine, as it can lead to redness or irritation. Continue the medicine until the prescribed course is complete.

This medicine may have some minor and temporary side effects such as blurry vision, photophobia, decreased tear production, stinging in the eyes, and high blood pressure. These episodes should start receding after a few doses. However, if these side effects persist or become bothersome for your child, report to the doctor without any delay.

Before you use this medicine, let your doctor know if you have a history of allergic reactions with any of the components of this product. Let your doctor also know about any medical conditions such as heart problems, blood disorders, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, gastrointestinal problems, skin disorders, liver impairment, or kidney malfunction. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Uses of Atro Eye Drop

  • Treatment of Uveitis
  • Treatment of Myopia
  • Cycloplegia

Benefits of Atro Eye Drop

In Treatment of Uveitis

The middle layer in the inner wall of the eye is called the uvea and any inflammation in this layer is called uveitis. This may cause sudden noticeable symptoms such as pain, redness, blurred vision, swelling etc. It may even occur after an eye procedure of surgery such as cataract surgery. Atro Eye Drop helps relieve these symptoms and improves eye health. It should be used as advised by the doctor to get the most benefit.

In Treatment of Myopia

Myopia or nearsightedness is an eye disorder in which you have difficulty seeing distant objects but can see objects that are near clearly. Atro Eye Drop helps treat myopia by relaxing the muscles which enable the eyes to focus on distant objects. Use Atro Eye Drop as prescribed by your doctor.

In Cycloplegia

Cycloplegia is the temporary paralysis of the ciliary muscles in the eye, which are responsible for adjusting the lens shape to focus on objects at different distances, a process known as accommodation. When cycloplegia occurs, the eye loses its ability to accommodate or adjust its focus, resulting in a fixed state of focus typically set for distant vision. Atro Eye Drop helps induce cycloplegia, which makes it a valuable tool in various ophthalmic applications, ranging from accurate refraction assessments to the management of certain eye conditions and facilitating diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Side effects of Atro Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Atro

  • Stinging sensation
  • High blood pressure
  • Decreased lacrimation
  • Blurred vision
  • Photophobia

How to use Atro Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Atro Eye Drop works

Atro Eye Drop is an anticholinergic medication. It works by making the pupil of your eye larger and relaxes the muscles in your eye, allowing proper examination. It also helps reduce inflammation or swelling in the eye (uveitis or iritis). Using Atro Eye Drop dilates the pupils and temporarily paralyzes the focusing muscle inside the eye. It also relaxes the eyes' focusing mechanisms. This treats myopia.

Safety advice

No interaction found/established
Atro Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
Atro Eye Drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Milk secretion may decrease.
Atro Eye Drop may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
No interaction found/established
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Atro Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Atro Eye Drop, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Use it as suggested by the doctor.
  • It may cause blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Generally, it is not advised to wear contact lenses but if you have to wear then wait for 15 minutes to reuse.
  • You may be asked for regular eye checkups before and during the treatment.
  • Stop using medication or inform your doctor if you notice eye irritation, redness, swelling of the eyelids, and sensitivity to bright light.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Natural Alkaloids
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class

Interaction with drugs

Taking Atro with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

Uviitis due to herpes 30days ago
Dr. Richa Jain
Uveitis takes time to cure. Treatment is long
Iam a myopia affected for high degree what about atropine eyedrops use myopia
Dr. Richa Jain
Atropine drops in lower concentration are claimed to slow down progression of myopia in children. We are not routinely using in adults

User feedback


Q. In what condition Atro Eye Drop should not be used?

Atro Eye Drop should not be used if you have or suspect you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) since it can increase the pressure in the eye or if you are having any eye infection.

Q. Does Atro Eye Drop cause blurred vision?

When you instill the eye drops for the first time, it can make your eyes watery and may sometimes cause blurred vision. If this happens, it will quickly clear. Make sure you can see clearly again before you drive, or use tools or machines.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis, or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Atro Eye Drop.

Q. Can I use Atro Eye Drop if I wear contact lenses?

If you usually wear contact lenses, do not wear them while you're using Atro Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Atro Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

Q. Can I use any other eye drop along with Atro Eye Drop?

Always consult your doctor before using any other eye drops along with Atro Eye Drop. It is advisable to give a gap of atleast 10-15 minutes between the two medications.

Q. What is the usual dose of Atro Eye Drop?

The usual dose of this medicine is one to two drops daily. Consult your doctor in case of any doubts.

Q. What is the most important thing to keep in mind while using Atro Eye Drop?

While using this medicine, if you develop any irritation, pain, swelling, excessive tear production or light-sensitivity in the eyes, remember to flush the treated eye(s) with lots of water (room temperature) for at least 15 minutes. Stop using the eye drops and contact your doctor immediately.

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Name: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India

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