Atropine causes the muscles in your eye to become relaxed. This widens (dilates) your pupil so that it will not respond to light.
Atropine ophthalmic (for the eye) is used to dilate your pupils when you have an inflammatory condition or in postsurgery situations in which this effect may be helpful.
Atropine ophthalmic is also used in people with a condition called amblyopia (sometimes called “lazy eye”). Atropine ophthalmic can be placed into the stronger eye to temporarily blur the vision in that eye. This helps strengthen the weaker eye because the brain will force that eye to work harder to focus.
Atropine-1, Isopto Atropine
Side effects include:
Elevated IOP. With prolonged administration, local irritation, hyperemia, edema, exudate, follicular conjunctivitis, dermatitis.
(ophthalmic solution, ophthalmic ointment)