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How come early morning light hurts my eyes

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Dilated pupils: Youi have been asleep and the pupils are dilated. When you awaken, large amounts of light enter the eye and the eye reacts to close down the size of ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Sudden brightness: In the dark, your pupils dilate to allow in as much light as possible; the retina is also relying on its dim light receptors for all work. Your eyes a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Cluster headaches: Headaches reoccurring behind one eye with tearing are often what we call cluster headaches. They often occur around the same time of day and can be se ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Light sensitivity: Dilation opens the eye so your ophthalmologist can see the periphery of the retina. Because of the increased light input, the eye is uncomfortable wi ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Perhaps: Photosensitivity is common and mostly is benign. But there are some eye conditions which can cause this including inflammation inside the eye (uveitis ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: Vision in albinism is limited by the effect of the lack of pigment on the central vision which is permanently lowered. You are asking if eyeglasses c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not prominent: Photophobia is more characteristic of other forms of conjunctivitis than that caused by allergens such as pollens in the air but it can depend on how ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Golden
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Tear drops: Eye fatigue is usually a sign that the eyes are dry and irritated. Some amount of photophobia (pain form light) may be caused by dryness. If photoph ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: People with blue or light colored eyes are usually more sensitive to light than people with dark colored irises.

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