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?
An Ophthalmologist diagnoses Photophobia by conducting a complete eye examination and physical examination.
HOW IS PHOTOPHOBIA TREATED?
The best treatment for Photophobia is to address the underlying cause. If a medication that you are taking for some other disorder causes Photophobia, you may need to discontinue. If sensitivity is natural, then wearing sunglasses may help. Photochromic lenses help people with mild sun sensitivity.
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.