Photophobia is a condition that is also referred to as light sensitivity and is described as bright lights hurting your eyes. It’s a common symptom that’s associated with several different conditions, ranging from minor irritations to serious medical emergencies.
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Photophobia by conducting a complete eye examination and physical examination.
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA TREATED?
Treatment for this problem is solved by addressing the issue which triggered this problem in the first place. Surgery can be done to heal the same. In other cases, which are not extreme, sunglasses and averting direct sunlight contact is suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
Photophobia may also affect patients' socioeconomic status by limiting their career choices, since many workplaces require bright lights for safety or to accommodate the work being done. Sufferers may be shut out of a wide range of both skilled and unskilled jobs, such as in warehouses, offices, workshops, classrooms, supermarkets and storage spaces. Some photophores are only able to work night shifts, which reduces their prospects for finding work.