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Photophobia: Introduction

Photophobia: Photophobia (literally "light-fear") is the dislike of bright light. Its cause can range from causes such as hangover or migraine to severe potentially-fatal conditions such ... more about Photophobia.

Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Photophobia is available below.

Symptoms of Photophobia

Treatments for Photophobia

  • Behavior therapy, anti-anxiety medication
  • Photophobia can refer to the discomfort experienced when exposed to bright light with certain medical conditions, such as meningitis. In these circumstances, the cause needs to be sought, and treatment, such as antibiotics will depend upon the diagnosis
  • True phobic fear of lights is treated as a specific phobia with treatments such as:
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Photophobia?

Photophobia: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Photophobia

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Photophobia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Photophobia

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Photophobia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Photophobia

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Photophobia: Rare Types

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Research about Photophobia

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Clinical Trials for Photophobia

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Photophobia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Photophobia:

Fear and avoidance of light. It can be the result of anxiety about the eyes, photosensitivity, or photalgia.--2004 - (Source - Diseases Database)


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