Photophobia is a condition in which bright light hurt the eyes and Photophobia is also known as light sensitivity. Photophobia is associated with a few serious conditions that affect the brain namely Encephalitis, Meningitis, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, and many more.
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA DIAGNOSED?
The eye specialist will perform a physical examination and ask for medical history along with details of symptoms to diagnose the condition. The following tests may be done:
• Corneal scraping
• Lumbar puncture (most often done by a neurologist)
• Pupil dilation
• Slit-lamp examination
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA TREATED?
While Photophobia is a common symptom of migraine headaches, it is normally treated with medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Photophobia is a common symptom of migraine headaches.