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
5
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter 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)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 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 (4) pain (3)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle and joint pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drug interactions
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Centrum Multivitamin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
tingling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
swelling in knees
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(High Potency Vitamin B Complex)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (3) depressed mood (1)
1 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 1
20s 31
30s 74
40s 84
50s 55
60s 47
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 94
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 10
40-49 years 7
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 62
Female 238

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 222
Not Diagnosed 12

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