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Light Sensitivity (Definition)

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


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My eyes are becuming red and sensitive to light. Potential causes?

My eyes are becuming red and sensitive to light. Potential causes?

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

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My left eye is super irritated, and it hurts and tears in bright light. Maybe use clear eyes?

My left eye is super irritated, and it hurts and tears in bright light. Maybe use clear eyes?

Corneal abrasion?: Eyes are very sensitive. You could have a corneal abrasion, a scratch to the center of the eye, causing tearing, light sensitivity, redness and even pain on blinking. See your eye doctor today. Do not wear contac lenses until you have seen your md and have been approved to start wearing them again. ...Read more

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Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

See your doctor: Eyes are sensitive barometers of you and environment you are in , will read your allergens you are exposed , see your doctor to fine the cause to treat you. ...Read more

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Have an red itchy little bit burning very sensitive almost can't even c tear on my clitoral hood. Very vsensitive around clitoris also and red no pain?

Have an red itchy little bit burning very sensitive almost can't even c tear on my clitoral hood. Very vsensitive around clitoris also and red no pain?

Needs exam: There are lots of things that could cause bumps, lumps and blisters on the genitals. I encourage you to schedule a visit for an exam and testing to determine the cause. Then the doc can tell you the treatment. What you are describing is concerning for genital herpes. ...Read more

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Painful eye, sensitive to light and watering. Slightly bloodshot and red round the iris. Had a similar thing last year was told it may be allergy?

Painful eye, sensitive to light and watering. Slightly bloodshot and red round the iris. Had a similar thing last year was told it may be allergy?

Likely iritis: I would say you have recurrent inflammation of the anterior segment called Iritis (Uveitis), likely related to your systemic condition of low back pain. If you know you have ankylosing spondylitis (inflammatory arthritis of the low back), then this is associated w/ it. You need a complete ophthalmological exam by an Eye MD, who will evaluate & treat. With a recurrent history, you need a work up. ...Read more

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My forehead hurts and my eyes are sensitive to light. Migraine?

My forehead hurts and my eyes are sensitive to light. Migraine?

Migraine maybe: Migraine is one possibility. Light sensitivity may also be caused by a number of eye disorders, such as iritis. If you headache resolves, but the light sensitivity does not, please contact your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

Sometimes the : Surface of the eye gets dried out , this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My eyes randomly have a burning pain and then they get super red and bloodshot. My eyes tear up and then there are very vivid bloodshot lines.

My eyes randomly have a burning pain and then they get super red and bloodshot. My eyes tear up and then there are very vivid bloodshot lines.

Likely Dry Eyes: The most common cause of random burning and red eyes is dry eye. Allergies can have a similar appearance but you usually know the cause. Dry eyes can present as burning, stinging, watery, or bloodshot. If it persists despite several days' use of artificial tears 4 times per day I would recommend you see an eye doctor ...Read more

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Left eye hurts really bad, is very red, and sensitive to touch. Will drops help?

Left eye hurts really bad, is very red, and sensitive to touch. Will drops help?

Depends: Depending on the cause of the problem, drops or perhaps oral medications may be prescribed. You should see an eye doctor immediately is you have severe pain. Self medicating is generally not a good idea. ...Read more

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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 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?

Eye exam: These symptoms could be due to certain headache or other neurologic syndromes or could be a problem with your eyes. Some people are just more sensitive to light. See your doctor for a proper exam and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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I am very pale pink Indian. I feel burning and painful flushing on exposure to sunlight. Even standing near window my cheeks and ear turn red and hot?

I am  very pale pink Indian. I feel burning and painful flushing on exposure to sunlight. Even standing near window my cheeks and ear turn red and hot?

Light skinned: Individuals can sun burn faster and be sensitive to the sun. A dermatologist is the best type of doc to see about this but it MAY simply be sun burn. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Tip of my nose has become swollen and shiny. It's bright red and very painful. So inflamed it makes it difficult to breathe. I also have a migraine. ?

Tip of my nose has become swollen and shiny. It's bright red and very painful. So inflamed it makes it difficult to breathe. I also have a migraine. ?

Doctor visit: Need to have an exam within the nose. You may have a infection, foreign body, polyp etc. The Migraine headache will go away with sleep. It can be prevented after a thorough work up at the doctors. With medication you can take at the first start of the Headache and avoid the visual changes and painful Migraine headache. ...Read more

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My nipples are itchy and very sensitive, like sore to the touch. Is that normal?

My nipples are itchy and very sensitive, like sore to the touch. Is that normal?

Sensitive Nipples: Hi i would wonder about the likelihood of pregnancy, hormone imbalance of new start of birth control medications. We would also want to rule out infection or irritation. But a good health care provider may easily get this sorted out for you. ...Read more

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Could I wear an eyepatch with pink eye? My eye is super light sensitive

Could I wear an eyepatch with pink eye? My eye is super light sensitive

See doc: Light sensitivity is a red flag warning that there may be a serious infection that could require specific treatment. Some infections threaten vision. Please go to the ED or contact your primary physician or ophthalmologist today. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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My skin is become dark when i came to touch with sun light?

My skin is become dark when i came to touch with sun light?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding excessive sun exposure will let skin lighten up. One should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening, for which a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

Sensitive To Light (Definition)

Light sensitivity means that you react to and are more effected by changes in ...Read more