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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for shortsightedness

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Compare treatments taken by people with shortsightedness

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Who has shortsightedness on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 111 say shortsightedness is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 60
30s 89
40s 75
50s 57
60s 43
70+ 13
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 151
20-29 years 13
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 104
Female 230

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 213
Not Diagnosed 14

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