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Is photophobia genetic?

What causes photophobia? Or photophobia is genetic? Any suggestion?
02/22/2013
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  • b1ttersw33t7

    The most common reasons which can cause photophobia include conjunctivitis, keratitis, corneal foreign body, corneal broken skin, corneal ulcer, iris inflammation and iris ciliary body inflammation, etc. In addition, due to lack of tear to moist, dry eye syndrome patients can also be afraid of light. Photophobia can be genetic, but is not absolute. If your children have decreased vision and other eye disease symptoms, you should let your children accept the inspection. You should pay attention to your child when he or she is one year old. When your child is two or three years old, you should let your child check sight, binocular vision and eye.
    02/22/2013
  • Catherine williams

    Broadly, photophobia is known as afraid of light. Patients may develop photophobia as a result of several different medical conditions, related to the eye or the nervous system. In some cases those who are born with it see the full spectrum of light. So it is possible that photophobia is genetic. No matter what cause photophobia indeed, it really needs to take a good care. Photophobia is easy to lead to blurry vision, even blindness. So if you are already get it, avoid exposture in a long time in sunshine. Meanwhile, you also should turn to a doc tor for help.
    02/24/2013
  • Joseph campbell

    Photophobia is an abnormal or irrational fear of light. It has some association with the genetic, but it is not absolute. Headache may also accompany light sensitivity. The best treatment for light sensitivity is to treat the underlying cause. In many cases, once the triggering factor is treated, photophobia disappears. If you are taking a medication that causes light sensitivity,then talk to the prescribing physician about discontinuing it or replacing it with another drug. If you have photophobia, avoid bright lights. Wear some kind of wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection.
    03/03/2013
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