Abnormal fear of light, or photophobia, is the over-sensitivity to light in the eyes and the avoidance of light. The person will close their eyes or otherwise avoid light. Some common causes include fever, hangover and migraine. There are also a variety of eye disorders that cause the eyes ...

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Summary: Excessive sensitivity to light with the sensation of discomfort or pain in the eyes due to exposure to bright light. ...1,2

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A number of different eye disorders can cause a person to want to avoid light. The presence of light exacerbates or causes pain or discomfort in the eyes. However, it is often the brain disorders that may be the most ...

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Causes List for Photophobia

Possible causes of Photophobia (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN000575/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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