January 31, 2022
Many people tend to react by closing their eyes or with discomfort before a source of intense light, be it natural such as sunlight or artificial; however, when talking about photophobia, it goes far beyond a simple annoyance that can affect quality of life. On this occasion, Dr. Carlos Atalaya gives us more information on this topic.
What is photophobia?
Photophobia is intolerance to excessive light. It is important to clarify that photophobia is not a disease, rather it is a symptom that may indicate that something is not right.
How does photophobia manifest?
It can manifest accompanied by the following symptoms:
What are the causes?
The first step to follow is to visit the ophthalmologist to determine the cause of photophobia or sensitivity to light. These can be:
What treatments can be found?
The treatment depends on the cause that originates it, for which it is important to go to a specialist to be able to determine the problem and treat it properly, preventing the symptoms from lasting.
Dr. Carlos Atalaya
Ophthalmologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma