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Can drugs/medications cause light sensitivity to eyes?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Light sensitivity/dr: Some drugs can cause light sensitivity, such as antimalarial drugs, some antibiotics, chemotherapy medications as well as acne meds.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of light sensitivity and severe pain in the eyes at night?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Inflammation: Severe pain with light sensitivity could mean you have inflammation (uveitis) in your eye. Have an eyemd take a look under the microscope. If it does not happen during the day & just at night, it is due to dry eyes (drying out of tear film): artificial tears will help. See "step ladder for dry eye" http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes unusual light sensitivity to a 6 year old's eyes?

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Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Possible catarct: Cataract causes the scatter of sun rays on the lenz and create light sensitivity. Also children with albinism or other congenital anomalies with decreased or absence of melanin have light sensitivity.

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