It is a symptom of abnormal intolerance to light. It is an
experience of discomfort or pain to the eyes due to light exposure or by
presence of actual physical sensitivity of the eyes
Photophobia is a fairly common symptom.
For many people, photophobia is not due to any disease. Severe photophobia may
occur with eye problems and can cause severe eye pain even in relatively low
iritis or uveitis
to the eye
such as amphetamines, atropine. cocaine, cyclopentolate, idoxuridine,
phenylephrine, scopolamine, trifluridine, tropicamide, and vidarabine
wearing of contact lenses, or wearing badly fitted contact lenses
disease, injury, or infection
testing when the eyes have been dilated
depends on cause.