ATROPED 0.01% EYE DROP has the following salts in its composition
Uses Of ATROPED 0.01% EYE DROP
Atropine is used for:
- Treating pesticide poisonings
- Slow heart rate
- Decreasing saliva production during surgery.
- Treating uveitis and lazy eye (as eye drops)
Side Effects Of ATROPED 0.01% EYE DROP
Side Effects Of Salt: Atropine
Some of the common side-effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Urinary retention
- Large pupils
- A fast heart rate.
Contraindications Of ATROPED 0.01% EYE DROP
Contraindications Of Salt: Atropine
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
Amblyopia is commonly known as lazy eye and is a childhood eye condition. When a child’s eye does not develop in a normal manner, this condition occurs where the vision is reduced in one eye. The lazy or the weaker eye wanders outwards or inwards.
Children usually cannot see like adults do. Their brain must learn how to see and interpret the signals received from their eyes. Usually, it takes around 3-5 years before a child can see as clearly as an adult and up to 7 years before the eyes and vision of the child is developed fully. Usually, lazy eye develops due to some abnormal visual experience during infancy or childhood that affects the nerve pathways between the retina of the eye and the brain. When the eye is developing, if something affects one of the eyes, the signals from the eye to the brain gets hampered.
The weaker eye does not get strong visuals and gradually, both the eyes stop working together and the brain stops or suppresses the signals and images from the weaker eye. If the condition of the eye is left untreated, the brain will start ignoring the image that it receives from the particular eye and this can damage the child’s vision permanently. The condition of amblyopia usually occurs when a child is born until 7 years of age and it is becoming a leading cause of reduced vision in one of the eyes of children. Lazy eye rarely affects both the eyes.
The problem of lazy eye can be corrected by making use of glasses, contact lenses or eye patches. If these treatments don’t help, surgery may be required to treat the condition.
A substance that is harmful to the body, can injure or kill due to its chemical actions is called poison. The word “poison” is derived from the Latin word “potare”, meaning “to drink.” Most of the poisons are ingested (swallowed). Poisoning can be planned or can occur accidentally. However, you can be poisoned in other ways such as:
- Via the skin
- By breathing
- Exposure to radiation
- Insect bite or snake bite venom
- Through IV injection
- Through food or some liquid intake
Uvea is middle layer of the eye and it supplies blood to the retina. Swelling of this middle layer is called uveitis. It may occur from both non-infectious and infectious causes. Uveitis usually isn’t serious and goes away with short treatment. However, untreated uveitis can lead to serious complications like cataracts, glaucoma, fluid in the retina, or retinal detachment.
Uveitis is of four types:
- Anterior uveitis: It is also called iritis and it happens in front of the eye.
- Intermediate uveitis: It is also called iridocyclitis and it happens in the middle of the eye.
- Posterior uveitis: It is also called choroiditis and it happens in the back of the eye (choroid).
- Pan-uveitis: When inflammation happens in all parts of the eye, it is called pan-uveitis.
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What Are The Symptoms Of Lazy eye
Some of the symptoms of lazy eye are:
- Eyes don’t seem to work together
- Inward or outward wandering of the eye
- Shutting one eye or squinting
- Tilting the head
- Poor perception of depth
- Vision screening test results usually abnormal
What Are The Symptoms Of Poisoning
The symptoms of poisoning depend on the kind of toxin, the amount and form of exposure (inhalation, absorption via skin or ingestion), age and the overall health condition.
The mild symptoms of being poisoned include:
- Dizziness, drowsiness
- Diarrhoea, changes in behavior (crankiness, restlessness, irritability)
- A headache, fatigue, loss of appetite
- Upset stomach or nausea
- Eye or skin irritation
- Stiffness or soreness of joints
- Thirst, cough which comes and goes
Moderate symptoms include:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty in breathing
- Disorientation and confusion
- Tearing, drooling
- Fever, hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Pale skin, yellow or flushed skin
- A persistent cough, rapid heartbeat
- Seizures, muscle twitching and loss of muscle control
- Severe nausea, severe diarrhea, stomach cramps
- Thirst, sweating, weakness, trembling
Severe symptoms can cause disability, brain damage and even death and the symptoms include:
- Convulsions, cardiopulmonary arrest, high Fever
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (uncontrolled blood clotting or bleeding)
- Narrowing of esophagus, inability to breathe, rapid breathing
- Loss of consciousness, rapid heart rate along with low blood pressure
- Extreme thirst, respiratory distress that needs breathing assistance
- Status Epilepticus (seizures which do not respond to treatment)
- Severe and uncontrolled twitching of muscles
What Are The Symptoms Of Uveitis
- Severe redness in the eye
- Floaters, i.e., dark floating spots in the vision
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
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What Are The Causes Of Lazy eye
Anything that causes the child’s eyes to turn out or cross or anything that obstructs and blurs the child’s vision may cause lazy eye.
Other common causes of lazy eye are:
- Muscle imbalance or strabismus is when the muscles that position the eyes get imbalanced. The imbalance in the muscles causes the eye to turn out or cross in and hampers them from working in a coordinated manner.
- If a child has a squint and one eye looks straight, while the other looks up, down, right or left, the brain receives two different signals, which it cannot combine and this causes lazy eye.
- Deprivation, which is caused due to a cloudy portion in the lens i.e. a cataract that can cause the vision of the child to be unclear. Deprivation amblyopia that occurs during infancy requires immediate treatment, failing which it can cause permanent vision loss. The most severe form of lazy eye is caused due to deprivation amblyopia.
- Refractive anisometropia or the difference in the sharpness of vision between the two eyes mostly due to the condition of farsightedness and sometimes because of near sightedness or due to astigmatism (an imperfection on the surface of the eye) can cause lazy eye.
- Sometimes, the lazy eye can be caused due to a combination of both refractive problems and strabismus.
- Droopy eyelid or ptosis.
- Corneal ulcer or sore on the transparent layer of the eye.
What Are The Causes Of Poisoning
Poisoning can occur due to various causes such as:
- Household products like detergents, cleaning products, paint thinners, etc.
- Personal care products such as mouthwash, nail polish remover, etc.
- Bug sprays and pesticides
- Garden chemicals such as fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, etc.
- Metals such as lead
- Mercury in old batteries and thermometers
- Some varieties of mushrooms
- Plants such as poison oak, poison ivy, etc.
- Drinking water that has been contaminated by industrial or agricultural chemicals
- Food not handled or prepared properly
- Spoiled/ rotten food
- OTC and prescription drugs when taken the wrong way or if combined
- Inhaling carbon monoxide gas
- Illegal drugs
- Venom from certain insect or snake bites
What Are The Causes Of Uveitis
- Infection by bacteria or virus
- Injury or trauma
- Foreign particle entering the eye
- Any toxin entering the eye
- Some autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, Kawasaki disease etc.
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What Are The Worst Foods For Lazy eye
- Avoid refined, processed food and junk food like chips, fries, candy, ice creams, cakes, pastries and sugary beverages as they can worsen the lazy eye condition.
What Are The Worst Foods For Poisoning
- Avoid fatty foods as they worsen the nauseous feeling.
- Avoid foods that are high in fiber, as the stomach cannot digest such foods such as brown rice, multigrain cereal, etc. Stick low-fiber foods like white rice, white pasta, etc.
- Avoid spicy foods as this can irritate your stomach and can worsen the symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, etc.
- Avoid fried foods such as chips, French fries, and foods with heavy sauces such as pasta with white creamy sauce, mayonnaise, etc. as these foods worsen the nausea and will make you feel sicker.
- Avoid dairy as the digestive system may not be able to digest foods such as full-fat milk, cheese, etc.
- Avoid raw meats, fish, unpasteurized milk and milk products, fruit juices, etc.
What Are The Worst Foods For Uveitis
Certain foods increase the inflammation, so you reduce the consumption of such foods. Some examples of such foods are:
- Processed foods like high-fat meats
- Fast foods, foods containing high sugar
- Hot dogs and lunch meats: These foods contain nitrites, which cause inflammation
- Dairy products and meats: The saturated fats in these foods can increase inflammation. Since these foods also contain important nutrients, you can opt for low-fat versions or eat them moderately.
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What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Lazy eye
- Eye exercises prescribed by the doctor can help to strengthen the eye muscles and so, you must do the eye exercises regularly.
- If the doctor recommends wearing an eye patch, using corrective glasses or contact lenses, wear them regularly without fail.
- Encourage children to do coloring exercises as this is a very good exercise for lazy eye.
- Reduce any irritation in the eye and wash the eye thoroughly.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Poisoning
- Ensure that you are aware of all the poisons in your home and take the necessary steps to protect your children from the various toxic substances.
- Store all cleaners, cosmetics, medications, chemicals, etc. out of reach of your kids.
- If you suspect poisoning of any kind, get help immediately.
- If the person has swallowed poison, remove any poison that is remaining in the mouth and call emergency or Poison Control immediately.
- If the person who has been poisoned vomits then clear the airway of the person. Wrap a cloth around your fingers before cleaning the vomit from the throat and mouth.
- Keep the person who has suffered from poisoning comfortable and roll him/her to the left side until help arrives.
- If the poison has dropped onto the person’s clothes, then remove the clothes and wash the skin with water.
- If the poison has entered the eye, then flush the eye with lukewarm water and repeat it every 15-20 minutes. Don’t force the eyelid open and ask the person to blink several times while flushing the eye.
- If a person has inhaled poison, get the person to fresh air. Open out the windows and doors and if the person is not breathing, then begin artificial respiration immediately.
What Are The Things One Should Do To Manage Uveitis
- Keep your body healthy to avoid autoimmune diseases, which can result in uveitis. Always take healthy diet.
- Use steroid based or antibiotic eye drops as suggested by the doctor depending upon your cause of uveitis.
- Catch the symptoms early and consult a doctor.
- Wear sunglasses.
- Take turmeric, vitamin D supplements.
- Use cold or warm compression to get relief from inflammation.
- Maintain eye hygiene to avoid uveitis caused by the bacterial or virus infections.
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What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Lazy eye
- Don’t ignore the condition of a lazy eye, it will not go away on its own. Leaving the lazy eye condition untreated can lead to permanent loss of vision. So, you must get the problem of the lazy eye treated at the earliest.
- Don’t miss out the medication prescribed by the doctor and use them regularly to treat the lazy eye condition.
- Do not watch the television, computer-screen and mobile phone screens for a long time.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Poisoning
Don’t eat any mushrooms, berries, roots or wild plants unless you know about them.
In the case of a person being poisoned:
- Do not try an induce vomiting in a person who has consumed poison.
- Do not give Ipecac syrup to a person who has consumed poison.
- Do not use activated charcoal to the affected person.
- If the person is unconscious, don’t give them anything via the mouth.
- Do not try and neutralize the poison by using vinegar, lime juice, etc.
What Are The Things One Should Avoid To Manage Uveitis
- Don’t leave uveitis untreated as it can lead to many complications.
- Avoid stress and smoking as they can delay the recovery.
- Avoid any kind of injury to the eye.
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What Are The Tips For Lazy eye
- Encourage the use of the eye patch as this can help to treat the lazy eye condition effectively. If your child is embarrassed to wear the eye patch, speak and counsel him/her and make them understand that the treatment will help them in the long run.
- If you find it difficult to get your child wear the eye patch, then you could use a system of rewards or awarding stars to encourage the use of the eye patch.
- Doing the right kind of exercises can help the lazy eye condition like focusing, rolling, tracking etc. Reading very small print will also help to exercise the lazy eye.
- Playing video games can help to improve the hand and eye coordination and can help the lazy eye condition.
- If all ways of treatment for a lazy eye have been tried and if there is no relief, then you can look at corrective surgery as an option.
What Are The Tips For Poisoning
Some natural remedies for various kinds of poisoning are:
- Drinking ginger tea can help to soothe the stomach in the case of poisoning.
- Consume probiotics such as yogurt, Greek yogurt or supplements to replenish the gut bacteria, which can help digestion and also restore your immune system.
- Garlic helps to detoxify the blood and is a good remedy in the case of poisoning. Include plenty of garlic in the diet of the person recovering from poisoning.
- In the case of a snake bite, it is essential to stay calm, as an increase in the heart rate causes the toxin to spread quickly. You can make use of any essential oil such as lavender oil, geranium oil or chamomile oil, etc. to relieve anxiety by sniffing out of the bottle or applying behind the ears.
- Cleaning the area of snake or insect bite with a cleanser containing tea tree oil can be beneficial, as tea tree oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
- Echinacea has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immune boosting properties and also helps in healing wounds and fighting infections. So, you can take echinacea supplements in the case of a snake or insect bite to hasten the healing.
- Coconut oil has antibacterial properties and can also help to heal wounds. Applying some coconut oil to the wound and wrapping it with a bandage can help to hasten the healing process.
- Adding turmeric to your diet or taking a supplement of turmeric can help to reduce the inflammation and pain in the case of a snake or insect bite.
- In the case of chemical poisoning, you can blend equal quantities of tinctures of liquorice, milk thistle, and dandelion leaf and have this thrice in a day helps to remove toxins from the blood, as these herbs have antiseptic properties.
- In the case of chemical poisoning due to pesticides, mix a cup of chlorine bleach to a bucket of warm water and soak yourself in the water. The heat brings the toxins to the surface of the skin, where it then eliminated from the body.
- In the case of poisoning due to carbon monoxide, add 5 drops of chlorine bleach to a glass of water and drink it slowly to counter the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Supplements such as vitamin E, garlic capsules, vitamin C, superoxide dismutase, protein supplements, selenium and liver extracts can help in the case of chemical poisoning.
- Add a few leaves of common fumitory or Earth Smoke plant to a liter of water and blend it well and have the mixture thrice a day. This will help to eliminate the toxins from the liver in case of poisoning.