Photophobia is abnormal sensitivity to artificial or natural light.
Common causes include inflammation or infection of the iris (iritis) or the
Wearing sunglasses when in bright sunlight may offer enough
protection for people with mild sensitivity. But people with severe
sensitivity may need to avoid light as much as possible and cover their eyes in
any lighted environment. The cause for the light sensitivity should be
determined, since treatment may cure the problem.
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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