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What Causes Eye Sensitivity To Light And Wind
Eye irritation is a symptom that patients will report, and is typically related to dry eye or blepharitis. However, many other conditions can lead to eye irritation, as well as eye surgery. Doctors should evaluate patients with eye irritation with a slit lamp exam, and use Fluorescein stain to determine whether there is an infection ...Read more
Ideas: Here are some ideas. You may have dry eyes causing eye surface irritation which can increase light sensitivity. Cataracts at your age are infrequent but are associated with light sensitivity & alterations in color perception. Migrainous events can also cause these symptoms. Some medications can cause increase sensitivity. To address your symptoms, an eye exam would be advisable. ...Read more
Dryness most likely: You're right -- not enough tears can cause your eyes to be light sensitive and water. The issue is that when the baseline tear film is insufficient or of poor quality (e.g. Breaks up quickly rather than maintaining a lubricated surface), then the eye is sensitive and responds to minor irritation like sun, wind, dust etc. By flooding down tears. ...Read more
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
Sensitive to light: Or photophobia is non specific. It can indicate problems with vision or if associated with headches and neck pain and fever can be from infection or meningitis. You need to watch your symptoms if worsening go to the er. If stable you might be able to go to an eye doctor instead. Any visiual changes should be seen by your eye doctor. ...Read more
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more
Seeing a lot of negative afterimages of objects (not just lights) and experiencing light sensitivity. Could chronic dry eye cause this?
Constant tearing from the eye, painful eyeball, redness of the eye and light sensitivity. Suddenly these have occurred. What can it be?
Need exam: Your symptoms sound compatible with an inflammatory process such as uveitis (intraocular inflammation). An examination by an ophthalmogist is necessary to diagnose and treat your symptoms. It's also possible you have a blocked nasolacrimal duct with tearing and a red eye, but photophobia is not a symptom of this, and there is also painful swelling of the inner corner of the eyelid/nose region. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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