Effect of atropine on human multifocal electroretinogram responses to defocus


Despite the global use of atropine in myopia control, the mechanism by which atropine acts to inhibit the progression of myopia is still unclear. This study investigates the effect of atropine on the human global flash mfERG under conditions of retinal defocus. Our results imply that atropine acts in the peripheral retina to enhance mfERG responses in areas of the retina experiencing myopic defocus. These findings suggest that atropine may potentiate the effects of myopic defocus in inhibiting axial eye growth and myopia.

Jun 20, 2018 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Reims, France
Dr. Safal Khanal
Dr. Safal Khanal
Assistant Professor

Dr. Safal Khanal is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. He studies dry eye pathogenesis, emmetropisation, eye growth regulation, and refractive development.