What is Sunglasses?

Category: Equipment

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Many patients use sunglasses to reduce the discomfort associated with photosensitivity.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Light sensitivity (photophobia) 58 12
General health 6 0
Optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis) 4 9
Vision problems 3 1
Migraine headaches 2 2
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sunglasses

Side effect Patients
Eye strain 1
Muscle weakness in eye 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Sunglasses

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2
daily 2
3 hr weekly 1
1 mg daily 1
2 other daily 1
7 hr daily 1
16 hr daily 1
24hours as needed 1
24 hr all the time (24/7) 1
2hours as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Sunglasses

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Sunglasses

Duration

Currently using Sunglasses

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 5

Stopped using Sunglasses

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 15
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 10
Not specified 9
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2 patient evaluations for Sunglasses

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Wear when out side.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear out side
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear when out side
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 18, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear when out side
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear when out side
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear to help see better
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 other Daily
Advice & Tips: wear in bright lights it helps,from your eyes hurting or burning
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 27, 2008 (Started May 01, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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