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How to Treat Photosensitivity?


  1. First rule out, any infections of the eye, migraine, corneal abrasion, uveitis, meningitis, detached retina, contact lens irritations, sunburn and refractive surgery. So see an opthalmologist first.
  2. Medications can cause light sensitivity as a side effect, including belladonna, furosemide, quinine, tetracycline and doxycycline.
  3. Rare things which can cause include albinism (lack of pigment in the eye), total color deficiency (seeing in shades of gray), botulism, rabies, mercury poisoning, conjunctivitis, keratitis(cornea inflammation) and iritis(inflammation of iris).