It is normal for the eyes to be sensitive to the sudden changes of bright light, This usually goes away within a few minutes.
Light sensitivity could mean other eye and central nervous system disorders such as Uveitis or Meningitis. This blog article is an attempt to examine the other disease conditions that can also cause Photophobia.
Photophobia is an abnormal sensitivity to either artificial or natural light.
The severity of photophobia can be classified into:
1. Mild- which may mean that wearing sunglasses in certain lighting helps your eyes feel better.
2. Severe – where you avoid light as much as possible and keep your eyes covered in any lighted environment.
Common Causes of Light Sensitivity.
1. Common causes of photophobia include inflammation of the iris, the cornea, or the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis, or pinkeye), all symptoms of chronic dry eyes.
2. Sudden sensitivity to light that is painful and causes you to close your eyes or to need sunglasses even when you are indoors may be a sign of a serious condition. This may mean a problem or inflammation in the muscle that controls the movement of the pupil (iritis). Fever, stiff neck, and vomiting may indicate a more serious infection in the central nervous system – e.g. meningitis.
If you have eye problems and sensitivity to light, it is very important that you see a health professional for an evaluation.
A company such as TheraLife Eye addresses the issue of photophobia from the root cause- chronic dry eye syndrome. It is formulated to relief dry eyes by restoring normal cell functions to tear secretion glands intra-cellularly. Improvement in light sensitivity is the first sign of recovery.