Cycloplegic Eye Drops

If the cause of myopia the ciliary muscle failing to relax, why don’t we use cycloplegic eye drops to help with that?

What are cycloplegic eye drops? ncbi.nlm.nih. gov/pmc/articles/PMC5698763/
Study stating noncycloplegic assessment of refractive errors in children overestimates myopia: verywellhealth. com/cycloplegic-eye-drop-3421805

We tend to take the approach of not introducing chemicals into our eyes here.

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The same reason why we don’t apply anesthesia when you have a tight leg muscle: while they release the spasm they also make the muscle unusable.