Photophobia is a medical condition in which bright light can hurt your eyes. Light sensitivity is the other name for Photophobia. It is not a disease but an indication of an infection or inflammation. It could be a minor irritation to a major emergency situation. Symptoms are:
• Blurry vision
• Squinting in bright light
• Pain or burning in eye
• Sensation of having something in your eye
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by an ophthalmologist who would do a few eye tests and also check for your reaction against lights of different kinds.
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA TREATED?
While Photophobia is a common symptom of migraine headaches, it is normally treated with medication.
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.