Photophobia ( photophobia ) : Causes
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 19, 2016
Alternative names: light sensitivity, eye sensitivity to light
Photophobia - this irritation of the eyes in bright light.
Photophobia is a fairly common symptom.For many people, it is not associated with any disease.Severe photophobia may be associated with eye problems and cause severe eye pain even in relatively low light.
reasons photophobia (photophobia)
- extended wear contact lenses, or wearing ill-matched, low-quality contact lenses
- Prolonged darkness, dimness
- Continuous long-term work at the computer and abuse
TV - Eye Diseasessuch as chalazion, episcleritis, glaucoma
eye - injuries or eye infection
- An abscess of the frontal lobe
brain - Migraines
- Acute iritis or uveitis, iridocyclitis (inflammation inside the eye)
- Thinningand damage
cornea - ulcer corneal
- Entry of foreign bodies in the cornea
- Surveillance without special glasses for bright light sources, such as electric welding, the bright sun, the camera flash,
spotlight - drugs such as amphetamines, atropine, cocaine, cyclopentolate, idoxuridine, phenylephrine, scopolamine, trifluridine, tropicamide, and vidarabine
- Diagnostic tests and procedures, in which the eyes were dilated
Diagnostics photophobia (photophobia)
- physical eye examination
- scraping corneal
- study using
slit lamp - Lumbar puncture
Treatment photophobia (photophobia)
discomfort from sensitivity to light can be reduced by avoiding sunlight, wearing dark sunglasses and a dark room.However, the reason for the sensitivity to the light to be defined as the correct treatment can completely eliminate the problem.
Refer urgently to the doctor if:
- you experience pain in the eyes of moderate to severe in low light conditions;
- If the light sensitivity is so severe that you have to wear sunglasses indoors;
- If photophobia is accompanied by headaches, eye redness
- Blurred vision, which does not pass in a day or two.
Tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:
- Pain in the eye
- Stiff neck
- Blurred vision
- Eye damage
- Numbness or tingling in other parts of the body
- Changes hearing.