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
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
Type
Other
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
1
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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)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anger
How many evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

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

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cobalt-Quetiapine, Dopaquel, Ketipinor) 4 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Acne breakout Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) Fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Fatigue Brain fog 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drugged feeling Grogginess
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Lorazepam, Ativan, Ativan SL) 7 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Body Scan, Breath Meditation, Heartmath) 5 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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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 70
30s 61
40s 57
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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