Photophobia literally means “fear of light”, It’s as a result of oversensitivity of the eyes to light. Sensitivity to light is the inability to tolerate light.
For someone who is light sensitive, any type of light source (sunlight, fluorescent light, incandescent light) can cause discomfort.
Photophobia typically causes a need to squint or close the eyes, and headache, nausea, or other symptoms may be associated with photophobia.
Symptoms may be worse with bright light.
People with light-coloured eyes are more likely to have sensitivity to bright light than those with darker-pigmented eyes.
Light sensitivity is caused by a number of conditions that affect the eye such as:
▪︎keratitis as well as migraine headache which is a common cause of photophobia.
If you perceive photophobia symptom, go to an eye doctor as soon as possible.
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