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Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is a condition in which a person feels severe eye discomfort in bright (or sometimes even dim) light. A person experiencing photophobia who moves into a bright light often feels the need to close the eyes or squint; alternatively, the person may experience headaches and nausea when encountering a light source. People whose eyes are lighter colors are more likely to experience photophobia than those with dark-colored eyes.

Photophobia is a symptom rather than a disease. Light sensitivity can be caused by eye disease, injury or infection. Examples of these include burns to the eye area, corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer, iritis or uveitis, chalazion, episcleritis, or glaucoma. People who wear contact lenses for an excessive amount of time, or who wear ill-fitted contact lenses, may also experience this symptom. Medications and drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine can also cause sensitivity to light, as can meningitis or a migraine. Keep in mind that eye dilation, which often occurs during testing at an eye professional, induces photophobia as well.

A person who experiences sensitivity to light should attempt to avoid direct sunlight and other bright light sources. Wearing dark glasses and wide-brimmed hats, as well as using room-darkening shades, can help to reduce the symptoms as well. If the pain is moderate to severe, medical attention is recommended in order to rule out any possible diseases or eye injuries that may be causing it. The simplest way to treat photosensitivity is to treat any underlying condition. In the most severe cases, prosthetic contact lenses can reduce the amount of light that enters the eye, which can alleviate the symptoms.

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