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What is my left eye sensitive to light to the point of pain?

What is my left eye sensitive to light to the point of pain?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Had shingles over right eye 2 months ago have burning, watering in that eye, sensitive to light.

Had shingles over right eye 2 months ago have burning, watering in that eye, sensitive to light.

This could: Be the equivalent of a mild post herpetic neuralgia (irritation of nerves after shingle infections which last for a while after the lesions resolve)

Just a thought!
BTW
If symptoms persist consult with an OPTHAMOLOGIST!


Dr Z ...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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I was wondering are blue eyed people more sensitive to light?

I was wondering are blue eyed people more sensitive to light?

Yes, often: Blue eyed people often have less pigment in the retina in the back of the eye. They are often more sensitive to light than people with darker eyes. Fun fact: blue eyes also dilate more quickly after dilating drops in the ophthalmologists office. ...Read more

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My one eye is really sensitive to light?

My one eye is really sensitive to light?

See eye MD: Light sensitivity suggests that there is something going on with the eye. There are numerous potential possible causes including infection, inflammation, and ocular surface irritation. See an eye md for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...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 left eye is swollen, light sensitive, feels like there is grit in it and has discharge. What should I do or use?

My left eye is swollen, light sensitive, feels like there is grit in it and has discharge. What should I do or use?

See dr today: It sounds like you have an eye infection called conjunctivitis; your GP should be able to prescribe eye drope to clear it up. Importantly though, it could also be something more serious like glaucoma. See your GP today as you do not want to be taking chances with your eyes. ...Read more

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Headaches everyday for 3wks. Pain on right side behind eye. Near temple. Sensitive to light. Throbs. Random times. Night day. 4a.M. Feeling bad?

Headaches everyday for 3wks. Pain on right side behind eye. Near temple. Sensitive to light. Throbs. Random times. Night day. 4a.M. Feeling bad?

Ocular migraine: Ocular migraines are usually precipitated by stress. Certain foods such as high caffeine, aged cheeses, red wines, preserved meats can also cause it. Patients can have preceding symptoms such as seeing flashes of light or "heat waves" or lines in their vision. This precedes headache and / or temporary vision loss. You should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sparkly eye, hazy vision, sensitive to light?

Migraine: Likely migraine. Rarely TIA or occipital lobe seizure- depends on your age and how long its been going on. ...Read more

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Stinging, burning, swollen watering eye that is sensitive to light?

Stinging, burning, swollen watering eye that is sensitive to light?

Conjunctivitis vs.?: You're symptoms need further evaluation. You may have conjunctivitis with a myriad of causes (allergic, viral, bacterial, chemical, dry-eye related). The sensitivity to light may imply associated inflammation of the cornea. An examination will be useful to establish the
Correct treatment and follow up. ...Read more

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My eye hurts from the outside & its alittle swollen. No pus or red eye jst sensitive to the light what can it be?

My eye hurts from the outside & its alittle swollen. No pus or red eye jst sensitive to the light what can it be?

Eye issue: Your description sounds like ocular surface dryness causing your symptomology. I would try frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, and warm lid compresses. You can also try avoiding fan, getting humidifiers, protective eyewear while outdoors, and others. If no improvement, punctal plugs or oth. ...Read more

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What's the difference between viral conjunctivitis and keratitis? I'm afraid I have keratitis. My eye is red, light sensitive, teary and blurry

What's the difference between viral conjunctivitis and keratitis? I'm afraid I have keratitis. My eye is red, light sensitive, teary and blurry

Inflammation: Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (covering on the white part of the eye). Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea (clear layer in front of the iris). Both can be caused by viruses and both can be present at the same time. The light sensitivity and blurred vision could be caused by keratitis. Anytime you have blurred vision you should see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Red eye, hazy vision, sensitive to light. What is wrong with me?

Red eye, hazy vision, sensitive to light. What is wrong with me?

Inflamation!: Uveitis is inflamation of the uvea (choriod, ciliary body, and iris): when any or all parts of the uvea is inflamed it is called uveitis. This can cause blurred vision, pain, and sensitivity to light. It could be many other things. You need to see eye specialist. ...Read more

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Having burning sensation and excessive watering of right eye, very sensitive to sun light, been precribed genamicin sulfate. 3 been using a week. Also given azithromycin 500mg zpack x 3days still no improvement?

Having burning sensation and excessive watering of right eye, very sensitive to sun light, been precribed genamicin sulfate. 3 been using a week. Also given azithromycin 500mg zpack x 3days still no improvement?

Dry eyes?: Although most people with dry eyes have problem on both sides, yours is likely from anatomical differences. Try artificial tear (preferably without preservative) 4 x daily regularly and see if this helps. If problem persists, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for a burning red eye that is sensitive to light and a little bit of a runny nose?

What is the best thing to take for a burning red eye that is sensitive to light and a little bit of a runny nose?

Burning: Try some artificial tears, chilled, every two hours. If your eye still bothers you, then call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is my eyes sensitive to lens?

It depends on which: Lens: contact lens: you can become sensitive. And would need the assistance of a contact lens specialist. Native lens: only if there was trauma, then the body can become sensitive to the lens particles. You are too young for senescent cataracts, but artificial intraocular lenses are biologically inert and the body is not sensitive to them. ...Read more

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How could I make my eyes less sensitive?

How could I make my eyes less sensitive?

Hygiene/nutrition: Good hygiene, warm compresses, twice a day,
good sun protection, stay well hydrated, reduce prolong use of computer and maintain your general good health with exercise and proper nutrition. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes so sensitive to the light?

Why are my eyes so sensitive to the light?

Photophobia: ... is the medical term for light sensitivity. It can vary greatly in severity and have multiple causes. Lighter colored eyes are more sensitive to the light in general. Inflammation inside the eye that involves the iris causes pain when the pupil constricts. Surface scratches or irritation can cause pain when light hits the eye. Best to see an eye MD to determine the actual cause. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why are blue eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Yes: The iris is a barrier with an expandable hole in the middle through which light passes to the retina. Its function depends on blocking all light that doesn't enter the hole. All iris pigments leak a little light, called "straylight, " causing glare and mildly decreasing visual acuity. Blue pigment happens to leak the most light. Of more consequence is blue-eyed individual's skin photosensitivity. ...Read more

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Are your eyes sensitive to sun? Can they burn?

Are your eyes sensitive to sun? Can they burn?

Yes: The surface lining of the front of the eye is a skin, with many biochemical characteristics in common with ordinary skin. So it can burn from sunlight (wear sunglasses), tanning bed light (they usually supply an eye cover) and uv light burns such as arc welding and accidental electrical light sparking. All of these can create a painful "sunburn" of the front of the eye. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes so sensitive to light sometimes?

Why are my eyes so sensitive to light sometimes?

Tears: Many reasons but the most benign is surface drying which distorts the immage and increases glare sensitivity. ...Read more

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Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Are blue eyes or brown eyes more sensitive to sunlight?

Either: Patients with both blue and brown eyes can be sensitive to light, although, in general, people with lighter eyes tend to be a bit more light sensitive. ...Read more

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What could make your eyes become very sensitive to light?

What could make your eyes become very sensitive to light?

Dry eyes: Any reasons account for this. However the most serious are iritis. Others include dry eyes. As always I suggest you get an complete exam by an professional eye physician. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to light?

What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to light?

Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do about dry sensitive eyes and daily contact lenses?

What to do about dry sensitive eyes and daily contact lenses?

They don't go together: People who have dry eyes or poor tear films are not good candidates for 24/7 contact lenses wear. In order for contact lenses to work properly, you need to have a good tear film, so that the contact lens will not irritate your cornea. There are contact lenses that tend to it be marketed as retaining more moisture on the eyeball. But people with dry eyes should not be sleeping with contact lens in them. ...Read more

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