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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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 there a cure for light sensitivity or am i just stuck with it?

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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Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Ongoing dull headache upper left side of head sometimes accompanied by pain in left temple. Aspirin does not cure. No light sensitivity. Fainting, etc?

Need headache diary: Whenever someone has a one sided headache one can think about migraines. Whenever anybody talks about constant dull pain one can think about tension type headaches especially without light sensitivity and other vegetative features. So it seems like you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You could use a headache specialist--- and should fill out a headache diary to get analyzed. ...Read more

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I can't tell if i get migraines or clusters. The headaches arelike clusters, but with the length, light sensitivity and nauseaof a migraine. What should I do?

I can't tell if i get migraines or clusters. The headaches arelike clusters, but with the length, light sensitivity and nauseaof a migraine. What should I do?

Migraines: Cluster headaches are most common in males in their third and fourth decades. They are characterized by repetitive headaches of excruciating intensity. They can occur over 50 times a day. They disrupt a mans life to the degree that it often leads to suicide. A 16 year old female with your symptoms very likely has migraines. Migraines are controllable get specialist care to get correct treatment. ...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?

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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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

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I have light sensitivity in my eyes, what to do?

I have light sensitivity in my eyes, what to do?

A few causes: for light sensitivity, which would be difficulty to determine without an eye exam. It could just be dry eyes, but there could also be inflammation in your eyes causing you to be light sensitive. See an eye doctor for an exam and they can help determine the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause sun light sensitivity?

Not expected to.: You may mean one of two things: your skin burns more easily in the sun or your eyes are more sensitive to light. Either way, neither one is a common side effect of Zoloft. If you are experiencing visual changes light sensitivity, blurred vision, or sight loss, it’s a good idea to loop your doctor in. These may be signs of another condition requiring treatment. ...Read more

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