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24 possible causes of 'Photophobia'
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1. 
Photophobia is a condition in which bright lights hurt your eyes. Another name for this condition is...
Symptoms:
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    Photophobia
2. 
Explore our doctor-reviewed articles for information on migraine, headaches and mixed tension...
Symptoms:
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    Loss of appetite
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    Numbness of foot
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    Sudden awakening
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    Unable to concentrate
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    Photophobia
3. 
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain tissue. Most cases are caused by viral infections. In rare...
This condition is considered a medical emergency.
Urgent care may be required
Symptoms:
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    Motor tic
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    Flat affect
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    Poor short-term memory
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    Poor long term memory
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    Photophobia
4. 
Scleritis is a disorder in which the outer surface of the eye becomes severely inflamed. The sclera...
Symptoms:
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    Bleeding eye
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    Visual impairment
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    Visual disturbance
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    Photophobia
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    Hazy vision
5. 
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges. This is the membrane that covers the brain and spinal...
This condition is considered a medical emergency.
Urgent care may be required
Symptoms:
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    Loss of appetite
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    Drowsiness
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    Bilateral hearing loss
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    Bulging fontanelle
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    Photophobia
6. 
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) refers to bleeding within the subarachnoid space, which is the area...
This condition is considered a medical emergency.
Urgent care may be required
Symptoms:
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    Loss of vision in one half of the visual field
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    Alteration in consciousness
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    Double-vision
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    Stiff neck
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    Photophobia
7. 
Conjunctivitis, which is commonly called "pink eye," is an infection or swelling in the eye area....
Symptoms:
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    Visual disturbance
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    Pain
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    Eye swelling
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    Bleeding eye
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    Photophobia
8. 
If you have dry eye syndrome, your eyes do not produce enough tears or you are unable to maintain a...
Symptoms:
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    Pain
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    Eye pain
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    Eye redness
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    Eye burning sensation
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    Photophobia
9. 
Uveitis is swelling of the middle layer of the eye, which is called the uvea. The uvea supplies...
Symptoms:
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    Pain
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    Hazy vision
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    Eye pain
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    Visual disturbance
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    Photophobia
10. 
When your eyes are exposed to substances like pollen or mold spores, they may become red, itchy and...
Symptoms:
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    Pain
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    Watering eyes
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    Eye swelling
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    Conjunctivitis
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    Photophobia
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