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Red itchy painful eyes. Watery. Sensitive to light woke up and could barely open eyes. Very painful. Pink eye?

Red itchy painful eyes. Watery. Sensitive to light woke up and could barely open eyes. Very painful. Pink eye?

Possible: Recommend to see doctor for proper eval and - eyedrops. We would need more nfo on your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 eye is watery red burning and sensitive to light I had no injury to the eye I can't open it or it's intense burning. It's worse over 3 days?

My eye is watery red burning and sensitive to light I had no injury to the eye I can't open it or it's intense burning. It's worse over 3 days?

Infection v. iritis: These are symptoms which could be a type of pink eye (infection) or an internal inflammation of the eye termed iritis (also uveitis). This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to prevent any damage to your vision. ...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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What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

What are the common causes of sudden light sensitivity and itchy/watery eyes?

Many: Tearing and photophobia can be related to a corneal problem, infection, foreign body, lashes, contact overwear, allergy, irritation, congenital glaucoma, inflammation inside the eye such as iritis, some type of mass stimulating lacrimal gland, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

What are the causes of sudden light sensitivity, preceded & accompanied by itchy / watery eyes?

Scratch or iritis: A sudden corneal scratch can cause this. If your eyes get very dry or you rub them, you might get a small scratch which hurts, makes your eyes water and become sensitive to sunlight. Alternative, you may have an iritis (swelling inside the eye). If it stays for a several hours, get checked. ...Read more

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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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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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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.

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.

Eye pain: Eye pain and decreased vision are medical emergencies. This may be a sign of an inflammatory eye disease. You need to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Can crying make your eyes too sensitive to light?

Any irritation will: Crying causes irritation of the glands and surfaces of your eye, which can make them light sensitive. It may sound weird, but try using some artificial tears a few times a day. ...Read more

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Any reason why are my dark brown eyes so sensitive to light?

Any reason why are my dark brown eyes so sensitive to light?

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

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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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What can be done for a 2 year old who eyes are very sensitive to light?

Ophthalmic exam: You may consult your doctor. It coud be many reason or not. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes so much more sensitive to light when I wear my contacts?

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?

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

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Why am I tired and nauseated as well as hot anand eyes sensitive to light's?

Why am I tired and nauseated as well as hot anand eyes sensitive to light's?

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

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Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Are blue eyes more sensitive to light?

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

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Are people with blue eyes more sensitive to light?

Are people with blue eyes more sensitive to light?

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

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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 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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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 recently have become really sensitive to light. It almost feels like sinus pain followed by a slight headache. What could this be?

May be sinusitis: You may have a sinus infection or allergy which can cause light sensitivity. There are eye conditions such as inflammation called iritis or even drying which can cause you to be sensitive to light. See you primary doctor first and then maybe an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and very sensitive to light can't see a doctor what can I use to help?

My eyes are red and very sensitive to light can't see a doctor what can I use to help?

Need to see Dr.: Red and sensitive eyes could be due to serious eye conditions like corneal ulcer, iritis, uveitis, etc... these cannot be treated at home. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I seem to have blepharitis & my eyes get very red, painful, and sensitive to light after wearing contacts. Any suggestions? Would daily contacts help?

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

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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?

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

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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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Severe headache with my eyes being sensitive to light and I have been vomiting?

Severe headache with my eyes being sensitive to light and I have been vomiting?

First time with a: headache like this? We can't diagnose using this forum - but migraine headache is possible. If worst headache of life or sx's not abating - medical eval may be prudent. ...Read more

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I have bad headache, I am dizzy constantly and my eyes are very sensitive to light. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with me, any suggestions?

I have bad headache, I am dizzy constantly and my eyes are very sensitive to light. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with me, any suggestions?

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even sweating may be present during the episodes. Rec. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation, management and proper management. ...Read more

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my eyes are so strained and sore and dry. I'm extremely sensitive to light. It's making my anxiety about 100x worse because the pain is horrendous.

my eyes are so strained and sore and dry. I'm extremely sensitive to light. It's making my anxiety about 100x worse because the pain is horrendous.

Pain in eyes: Indicates a need for your to see your eye doctor. It MAY be anything from simple dry eye to something more. In any case, the eye doc can be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Sensitive To Light (Definition)

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