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Can Crying Make Your Eyes Too Sensitive To Light
Light sensitivity or photophobia means when the bright light or sun bothers your eye. This can be from very dry eye with cornea surface issue, corneal scratch or ulcer, and eye inflammation from iritis. This happens due to iris spasm. Iris is like an aperture of camera open and close based ...Read more
Dear Dr my eyes are very sensitive to light and sometimes I feel pain in my eyes and my vision is 6/12 in left and 6/18 in right And my eyes are dry.
Many possible causes: You should see an ophthalmologist to manage this issue. There are many possible causes of redness and sensitivity to light. ...Read more
See your doc: Sounds like you're feverish. The cause could be a number of things, some of which are serious. I would recommend seeing your doctor asap. ...Read more
Individual sensitive: While it is true that lighter colored eyes on average tend to be more light sensitive, many with brown eyes are also light sensitive and you fall in that category. As long as the eyes are not diseased and the vision is good, then you don't have to worry about this although you might carry sunglasses with you more often. ...Read more
Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to manage this problem. ...Read more
Ophthalmic exam: You may consult your doctor. It coud be many reason or not. ...Read more
Contact lenses: Contact lenses are foreign, highly milled plastic polymers that correct refractive errors. A proper fit is very important. Many factors can interfere with a comfortable contact lens fit including: too tight a fit, too dry an eye, excessive protein deposits on contact lens, overwear, viral or bacterial infection, contact lens allergy just to name a few. All these can increase sensitivity. ...Read more
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Could use your help docs! My eyes are very sensitive to light and they tear almost everyday is there anything I can do?
Get an eye exam: Dry eye commonly causes a variety of symptoms such as grittiness, light sensitivity, eye fatigue, fluctuating vision, and even tearing. Tearing that occurs when the eyes are dry as a baseline is called reflex tearing. The eyes suddenly pour out tears in response to the dryness. These tears are not usually very lubricating. Other conditions such as eye inflammation and glaucoma can also cause this. ...Read more
Yes: Blue eyes have less pigment in the iris and therefore transmit light to the retina easier, increasing light exposure and sensitivity. Not all blue-eyed people are abnormally sensitive to light. Adaptation can happen, as well as the wearing of sun glasses for protection and comfort. ...Read more
Yes in my experience: I don't have any scientific data to support me, but my blue eyed patients seem to report more sensitivity to light than those patients with brown eyes. ...Read more
I have pain in my eyes sometimes and they seem very sensitive to light and wind I have really light colored eyes could that be the reason?
Possibly dry eye: There are many things that can cause those symptoms, and only through an eye exam can you be sure. However, sensitivity to wind is very suggestive of a dry eye condition, which can also cause light sensitivity and pain. People with light colored eyes can be light sensitive because of decreased pigment in the eye. Over the counter artificial tears may help some of your symptoms. ...Read more
My eyes are very sensitive to light. I have to keep my laptop brightness much lower than most people. They hurt when bright light is in view?
My eyes feel dry and sensitive to light, it started when I started taking Hydrochlorothiazide for HBP but stopped taking it 5 days ago.?
Dear doctor my eyes are very sensitive to light and are very dry and sometimes I feel pain in my eyes and my vision is 6/12 in left and 6/18 in right?
Dairy: Stop all dairy as a 1st step: that may solve the problem. If not solved in 3 days, see an ophthamologist. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
Been waking up to headaches that last apx 30 minutes for the past week and ive been sensitive to light. Today headache was worse has been 3 hours pain is behind eyes and neck.
I have had cataract sugery on both eyes since June the last one being about 8 weeks ago, my eyes are very sensitive to light still is this normal?
Sensitive to light: Sensitivity to light after cataract surgery is usually due to post-operative inflammation. Steroid eye drops decrease this. Rebound inflammation may occur after steroids are tapered. See your eyeMD if sensitivity to light still present. If there is no inflammation, could be due to type of implant placed or blue colored iris. More info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read more
I seem to have blepharitis & my eyes get very red, painful, and sensitive to light after wearing contacts. Any suggestions? Would daily contacts help?
Blepharitis & Contac: T lens wear do not go together! This is a recipe for disaster, as the bacteria involved with causing blepharitis will end up under your contact lens, and create a vicious cycle. Best to wear glasses, and get the blepharitis completely under control. Throw those contaminated lens away. See your eye doctor. Have your blepharitis/ dry eyes evaluated & treated properly. Cut down your computer time too. ...Read more
I had my eyes dilated 3 days ago. Vision returned to normal after 24 hrs but my pupils are still dilated and sensitive to light. Is there a problem?
Not likely!: Depending on the dilating agent used, it can last from 4 hours to over a week! The pupil dilation is one part and the inability to focus a separate part. People with light colored eyes can have the pupil dilation last for much longer period of time. Next time you see the eye doctor ask then to only use tropicamide once (no need for a second drop or a second application). ...Read more
My eyes are sensitive to light and air. It'll be teary or sometimes hot when exposed to both, wanttoclosemy eyes. My father side have cataract history.?
Dry eyes: Most people are surprised to hear that tearing is a big symptom of dry eye syndrome. Your eyes try to compensate by tearing too much. Sensitivity to light and wind or air movement are pretty common with dry eyes too. Cataracts do not cause any symptoms that make your eyes feel bad, rather they cause cloudy, blurry vision or glare symptoms. ...Read more
Suddenly I woke up with a swollen eyelid, my eyes are not red and I don't feel any pain. My eyes started to get sensitive to light.
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