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Is it true that allergies and sinusitis may cause symptoms similar to photophobia?

Is it true that allergies and sinusitis may cause symptoms similar to photophobia?

Yes: Photophobia is defined simply as fear or intolerance to light. There is pain when opening eyes. Symptoms of allergic disease include headaches triggered by sinusitis, that might come with photophobia. Also allergic inflammation, swelling, of the eye might also cause discomfort when eyes are open into bright light. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?

Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?

Yup: Classic sign of sinusitis is feeling a toothache in your maxillary posterior teeth. It usually resolves when the sinusitis does. If it doesn't, consult with your dentist... you may also have a tooth problem. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light?

Sinusitis: No. You may have one of the major but rare complications of sinusitis with extension of infection into the central nervous system, either as a brain abscess or other infection of the spaces created by the linings of the brain. You should be seen immediately by a doctor and will probably undergo emergency imaging studies and consultation with an ophthalmologist and possibly an infect dis expert. ...Read more

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Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migrain symptoms for light sensitivity?

Migraine criteria: Sensory disturbances such as photophobia (i.e., light sensitivity) and phonophobia (i.e., sound sensitivity) are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause headache and light sensitivity?

What can cause headache and light sensitivity?

Migraine: If you are predisposed to migraine, this may cause you to have headaches that will make you sensitive to light. ...Read more

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Is light sensitivity common for people who have migraines?

Is light sensitivity common for people who have migraines?

Extremely: Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is one of the hallmarks of migraine headache. In fact, if someone has headaches and does not have light sensitivity, it casts some doubt upon migraine as the underlying diagnosis! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for light sensitivity or am I just stuck with it?

Maybe: Your eyes can be sensitive to light for a number of reasons. If the sensitivity is due to a condition that is irritating the cornea or iris, than treating those conditions will help the sensitivity. If your eyes are healthy, but just generally light sensitive, then decreasing the sensitivity by blocking some of the light with sunglasses or hats may help. A complete eye exam is recommended. ...Read more

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How do glasses look and are there contacts that protect you from light sensitivity?

Sorry but no: I'm sorry to say, there are no contact lenses that treat photophobia (light sensitivity). Just sunglasses, which happen to work quite well. Best of luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I am unable to see in the dark and have very bad light sensitivity. What can I do about it?

Nyctalopia: This is termed nyctalopia. Some develop this with little wrong with the eyes but for most, if severe, it is a likely signal that there are damages occurring to the light receptors of the eye. This, if new or progressing, needs an ophthalmologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes light sensitivity?

Photofobia: The transmission of pain impulses from activated peripheral sensory nerves to second-order neurons in trigeminal brain stem nuclei and upper cervical cord may cause sensitization of second-order neurons. Not only can this intensify the pain, it may also increase sensitivity to convergent sensory stimuli such as light (photophobia). See your primary doctor for evaluation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Light sensitivity?

Bothered by light: 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 on the light intensity. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing light sensitivity what should I do to back it to normal?

I'm experiencing light sensitivity what should I do to back it to normal?

Eyes?: I assume you mean you eyes are sensitive to light. This may be due to overexposure to the sun, an infection, or getting something in your eyes such as makeup or sunscreen. Try avoiding these things, if it doesn't improve see your doctor or eye doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

Dim vision and light sensitivity, what to do?

See an Eye MD: If you have an eye problem, an eye physician is a really good place to go. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more