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)

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

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

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
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)

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

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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)

(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)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sweating increased
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (2)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
  • 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 34
30s 74
40s 82
50s 59
60s 48
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 96
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 64
Female 242

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 226
Not Diagnosed 12

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