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What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to bright light?

What could be causing my eyes to be so sensitive to bright light?

Several causes: Many possible causes of what doctors call "photophobia", or excess light sensitivity. Corneal disorders like scarring or inflammation, dry eye, cataract, inflammation inside the eye (iritis) and certain retinal problems all come to mind. A thorough eye examination will help pinpoint the cause. Sometimes, no cause is found and the patient is just labeled "photophobic". Sunglasses will help. ...Read more

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What causes my eyes to hurt in the bright light?

What causes my eyes to hurt in the bright light?

Sunglasses: Fair skinned complexion and some eye disorders can make a person photophobic. In all forms of uveitis and keratitis eys will become sensitive to light. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a significant problem to you and especially if one eye becomes red and the vision reduced. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 hrs ago with pain OVER both eyes. Sensitive to bright light & objects only. Took flonase. Have AS,RA,OA. No other symtoms.

Woke up 2 hrs ago with pain OVER both eyes.  Sensitive to bright light & objects only.  Took flonase.  Have AS,RA,OA.  No other symtoms.

Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Photophobia (sensitivity to light) may be present. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?

Sometimes the : Surface of the eye gets dried out , this can cause the symptoms that you are describing. The are other causes of light sensitivity. Try lubricating eye drops first to see if it helps, if no improvement you will need to have your eyes examined. ...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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I have got macular dystrophy and I am total color blind. My eyes are highly sensative to bright light.What can be one to cure?

I have got macular dystrophy and I am total color blind. My eyes are highly sensative to bright light.What can be one to cure?

Not available yet: You have an inherited degeneration of the macular light receptive cells. Currently no cure is available. Much investigation is underway for these conditions. The best current hope seems to be in the use of stem cells but much work needs to be done. Keep in touch. ...Read more

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I have foggy vision in my right eye but already had cataract surgery in it 2 years ago. Worse in bright light. What would cause this?

I have foggy vision in my right eye but already had cataract surgery in it 2 years ago. Worse in bright light. What would cause this?

Secondary cataract: You likely have a very common condition commonly referred to as a secondary cataract. The technical term is posterior capsular opacification, which describes a small layer of cells that have formed a membrane behind your lens implant. The good news is that this can be fixed with a painless outpatient surge rival procedure called a yag capsulotomy. It is covered by all insurances if necessary. ...Read more

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