What Causes Light Sensitivity?

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Definition

Photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light.


Alternative Names

Light sensitivity; Vision - light sensitive; Eyes - sensitive to light


Considerations

Photophobia is a fairly common symptom. For many people, photophobia is not due to any underlying disease. Severe photophobia may be associated with eye problems and cause severe eye pain even in relatively low light.


Common Causes
  • Excessive wearing of contact lenses, or wearing badly fitted contact lenses
  • Eye disease, injury, or infection...
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