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Eye Sensitive Light
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
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
Right eye watering, light sensitive, accompanied with intermittent head pain. Completely remisses with sleep only to come back the next day, ideas?
5yr old w/ muscleweakness, walks on tip toes, rocks when sitting, speech problem, he is social and does make eye contact. Sensitive to light /sound.?
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
I have discomfort in my left eye, I was diagnosed with CSR a few weeks ago. I feel pressure in the back of my eye and am light sensitive. Normal?
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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