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What is atropine used to treat?

Atropine is mainly used to open (or dilate) the pupil of your eye before an eye exam. The black part of your eye will become very large and will be very sensitive to light. Atropine can also be used as an eye drop or eye ointment for eye pain if your eye is swollen or inflamed. Atropine is a prescription medication that should be used only in a medical office or by the person who has received the medication.

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