Symptom: Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)

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Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)

Photophobia, also called photosensitivity or light sensitivity, is discomfort or pain in the eyes due to a heightened ocular sense, or the inability to see comfortably in the presence of bright lights. Light sensitivity can be caused by too much light entering the eye, which causes over stimulation of the photo-receptors in the retina and excessive electric impulses to the optic nerve. Sources such as sunlight, fluorescent light and incandescent light all can cause photophobia or light sensitivity, along with a need to squint or close your eyes. Common causes of photophobia or light sensitivity include migraine headaches, cataracts, or severe ophthalmologic (eye) diseases.

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Eye pain, halos from lights day and night driving. My eyes are so light sensitive, if I look at a light colored object, when I turn away I still see the image for 5 to 10 seconds, its like when you look at the sun then turn away. I have double vision, and losing my eyes site, but no specialist cant find anything wrong. I have every system for Fuchs corneal dystrophy, but my cell count is in the normal range.2/25/2019 at 02:33 AM
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I can't be out in the sun even with sunscreen for more than a few mins because I break out in tiny red spots that itch and when they eventually go away, there is no pigment left.3/15/2017 at 04:47 AM
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increase my fatige and possible headaches 9/4/2016 at 06:31 PM
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blebothersome but beara3/10/2016 at 05:12 PM
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extreme sensitivity to light and sound6/12/2015 at 10:53 PM
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