Eyes | Ophthalmology | Photophobia (Symptom)


The light sensitivity is the inability to tolerate light, medically known as photophobia. For someone who is sensitive to light, any light source (sunlight, fluorescent light, and incandescent light) causes discomfort.


Usually causes photophobia, the need to squint or close your eyes. Associated symptoms are headache or nausea. People with light eyes are more likely to be sensitive to bright light than those with darker eye pigmentation. The light sensitivity is caused by a number of conditions affecting the eyes, and the conditions that affect the whole body.