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My Eyes Are Sensitive To Light And Heat
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
I have some spots on my body and face some of which are itchy and my eyesight is sensitive to light. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My eyes hurt and loose focus when exposed to reading, bright light and sun light. I wear glasses and my vision is getting worse. ?
General health?: Sometimes vision changes can be caused by high or low blood sugar - it is important to be tested for diabetes. Also, sometimes thyroid disease can cause eye changes. Try to avoid too much caffeine and concentrated sugars and see if that helps. Also, it is common in the 40's for the lenses of the eyes to lose the ability to change focus, so I would recommend another eye exam. ...Read more
Need more info: If this happens commonly and typically passes on it's own or with OTC analgesics after several hours, then the description suggests migraine headache. With this info though, could also be an eye problem (potentially serious especially with a red eye) or left-sided sinus issues. Recurrent headaches and eye issues generally need an in-person exam or at least a longer conversation with a doc. ...Read more
Recently my eyes have become extremely sensitive to light. Sometimes i wear sunglasses inside to watch tv or my computer monitor. Also my eyes burn.?
My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?
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
I'm allergic to artificial tears and now my eyelids are red and swollen and feel heavy and my eyes are blurry how can I cure it ?
Change tears: There are many brands of artificial tears and a good first step is to try an alternate brand. Allergy to artificial tears is extraordinarily rare. You might also try an anti-allergic otc drop like ophcon-a (available as house brand in most pharmacies). Only if this fails do you need to consult with your ophthalmologist. Steroids are a later use drop when others fail. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are my eyes so dry, yellow where my whites are exposed to sun and i feel like my eye sockets are just throbbing causing headaches everyday?
Needs evaluation: Dry eye is a relatively common patient complaint. In most patients it is the result of where you live. In other cases it can be the result of heredity, eye injury, previous surgery (esp LASIK), or an illness such as Sjogren's syndrome. I would try preservative-free artificial tears up to 8x/day, take omega-3 fatty acids, and if persistent would go see your eye doctor. ...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.
Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to manage this problem. ...Read more
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