Shortsightedness

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What is Shortsightedness?

Shortsightedness (myopia) is characterized by an impaired ability to see far away objects due to the lengthened shape of the eyeball. This abnormality, which usually happens because of age, genetics or physical strain from the environment decreases the eye's ability to focus on objects.

What is it like to have Shortsightedness?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Shortsightedness and its symptoms?

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Who has Shortsightedness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 68
30s 64
40s 52
50s 39
60s 21
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

68% Females
32% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 115
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 5
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 163
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from Shortsightedness patients who have completed their condition history
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