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 condition is diagnosed by an ophthalmology specialist who will conduct a thorough eye examination. Patients may develop photophobia as a result of several different medical conditions, related to the eye or the nervous system. X rays, CT scans, MRI will help with definitive diagnosis.
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?
Even though the name signifies phobia, Photophobia is not actually a fear of light but rather a more inherent physical condition.