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Bright Light Causing Eye Pain
Sometimes I get pain in my left eye, pain is bad, I feel so weak, unwell, bright light makes worse, I go to sleep and when I wake up, pain disappears?
My eyes hurt and loose focus when exposed to reading, bright light and sun light. I wear glasses and my vision is getting worse. ?
General health?: Sometimes vision changes can be caused by high or low blood sugar - it is important to be tested for diabetes. Also, sometimes thyroid disease can cause eye changes. Try to avoid too much caffeine and concentrated sugars and see if that helps. Also, it is common in the 40's for the lenses of the eyes to lose the ability to change focus, so I would recommend another eye exam. ...Read more
Protective reflex: The only source of bright light while eyes were evolving was the sun. Staring into the sun could cause a burn of the light reception and permanent damage. So the eye has evolved to avoid such an exposure. The eye does not "know" whether it is sunlight or bright artificial light so it reacts with pain and avoidance when a light is centered on the eye. ...Read more
Reflex: Strongly bright light can be uncomfortable and maybe even dangerous. The discomfort you feel is a protective reflex and is your eyes way of telling you not to stare at such light. ...Read more
Sore eye: feels a bit like eye strain - when u feel that bit of strain in bright light.Feels sore to the touch on upper lid; like a bruised feeling.?
Sunglasses: Fair skinned complexion and some eye disorders can make a person photophobic. In all forms of uveitis and keratitis eys will become sensitive to light. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a significant problem to you and especially if one eye becomes red and the vision reduced. ...Read more
Lasik: os: +0.5x-0.5, od: 0x-0.25. Vision in right eye good in bright light, but bad in low light. Is that astig enough to cause this? Glasses needed?
Nah: That's a pretty darned good result.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have foggy vision in my right eye but already had cataract surgery in it 2 years ago. Worse in bright light. What would cause this?
Secondary cataract: You likely have a very common condition commonly referred to as a secondary cataract. The technical term is posterior capsular opacification, which describes a small layer of cells that have formed a membrane behind your lens implant. The good news is that this can be fixed with a painless outpatient surge rival procedure called a yag capsulotomy. It is covered by all insurances if necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several causes: Many possible causes of what doctors call "photophobia", or excess light sensitivity. Corneal disorders like scarring or inflammation, dry eye, cataract, inflammation inside the eye (iritis) and certain retinal problems all come to mind. A thorough eye examination will help pinpoint the cause. Sometimes, no cause is found and the patient is just labeled "photophobic". Sunglasses will help. ...Read more
Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Not likely: Unless the fireworks were exploding in very close range and you got debris in your eyes, your pain is unrelated to the fireworks. I would look for other causes. ...Read more
New Condition?: I see that you suffer from HYPERthyroidism and have a history of headaches. Either one of those problems are GREAT reasons to suffer eye pains. Other causes would include problems within the eye itself having to do either with retinal pathologies or sudden pressure changes in the eye such as acute glaucoma. Bottom line is that you could use an ophthalmological exam to start with maybe neurology ...Read more
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