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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Shortsightedness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Shortsightedness

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Anger
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (5) Anxious mood (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Body tremor Generalized weakness (asthenia) 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Acne breakout Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Brain fog 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Drugged feeling Grogginess
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Shortsightedness, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Shortsightedness on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 69
30s 61
40s 58
50s 43
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 117
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 168
Not Diagnosed 14

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