Kaushik Murali1*, Vidhya C2 and Anshupa3
1Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, President, Medical
Administration, Sankara Eye Hospitals, India
2Consultant, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India
3DNB Fellow, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Kaushik Murali, Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, President, Medical Administration, Sankara Eye Hospitals, India.
Received: January 27, 2020; Published: February 27, 2020
Aim: The aim is to evaluate the additive role of outdoor play along with Atropine 0.01% in further controlling the progression of myopia in Indian children.
Methods: Children with progressive myopia were started on atropine 0.01% along with outdoor play. Children were divided into those who played outdoors for < 1 hour, 1 - 2 hours and > 2 hours per day. Effect of outdoor activity on progression in spherical power of myopia was correlated.
Results: 55 children with progressive myopia were included. 50.9% of children spent less than 1 hour daily in sunlight, 12.7% spent more than 2 hours outdoors. Myopia progression of 0.12 D was noted in children played >2 hours per day when compared to those who played less than one hour (0.87D). Those with family history showed a slower progression with increased outdoor play - 0.33D/year compared to - 0.68D/year in children who played less than 2 hours a day in sunlight.
Conclusion: Outdoor play has an additive effect along with atropine 0.01% in controlling the progression of myopia.
Keywords: Progressive Myopia; Outdoor Play; Atropine 0.01%
Citation: Kaushik Murali., et al. “Impact of Outdoor Play in Sunlight – An Additive Factor with Atropine 0.01% for Preventing Myopia Progression”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.2 (2020): 25-28.
Copyright: © 2020 Kaushik Murali., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.