Astigmatism

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What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a condition of the eyes where the the clear tissue covering the front of the eye (cornea) is abnormally curved, causing vision to be out of focus. Glasses, contacts, or surgery can help to correct the vision problem.

Common symptoms reported by people with astigmatism

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with astigmatism

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more

Data from patients with astigmatism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with astigmatism

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
sweating increased
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sweat constipation 3 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drug interactions
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Morphine ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain breathing difficulty 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
swelling in knee
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spring Valley Vitamin D3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2) anxious mood (1)
2 more
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with astigmatism, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has astigmatism on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 38
30s 71
40s 68
50s 56
60s 39
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 92
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 207
Not Diagnosed 12

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