Common "Photophobia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Photophobia refers to the sensitivity to light. The sensitivity to light can be associated with various causes such as anxiety, depression, drug use, psychosis, and drug withdrawal. The symptoms of photophobia include headache, pain in the eyes, nausea, blurred vision, dizziness, redness, itching, or wound in the eye. Preventive measures such as staying away from the light and using dim lights can help to overcome the difficulties of photophobia.

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My eyes have been sensitive to light for the past week. How to fix photophobia?

Query: Hi doctor,My eyes have been sensitive to light for the past week. I had tingling sensation in my legs a few hours ago. I have stopped taking birth control pills for the past two weeks. Should I be concerned? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. M. Anjali Shelbi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Causes of light sensitivity include dry eyes, corneal disease, increased eye pressure, inflammation of the eyes, and migraine. The tingling sensation in your feet is not related to photophobia. Do you experience headaches, nausea, or vomiting? I suggest (consult with a sp...  Read Full »

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