Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Photophobia- Light Sensitivity Could Mean Eye or Neurological Disorders

Light sensitivity often accompanied by chronic dry eye syndrome.  It is the also the first sign of recovery from patients taking TheraLife Eye for dry eye relief.

It is normal for the eyes to be sensitive to the sudden changes of bright light, This usually goes away within a few minutes.

Light sensitivity could mean other eye and central nervous system disorders such as Uveitis or Meningitis. This blog article is an attempt to examine the other disease conditions that can also cause Photophobia.

Photophobia is an abnormal sensitivity to either artificial or natural light.

The severity of photophobia can be lassified into:
1. Mild- which may mean that wearing sunglasses in certain lighting helps your eyes feel better.
2. Severe – where  you avoid light as much as possible and keep your eyes covered in any lighted environment.

Common Causes of Light Sensitivity.

1. Common causes of photophobia include inflammation of the iris, the cornea, or the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis, or pinkeye), all symptoms of chronic dry eyes.

2. Sudden sensitivity to light that is painful and causes you to close your eyes or to need sunglasses even when you are indoors may be a sign of a serious condition.  This  may mean a problem or inflammation in the muscle that controls the movement of the pupil (iritis).  Fever, stiff neck, and vomiting may indicate a more serious infection in the central nervous system – e.g. meningitis.
If you have eye problems and sensitivity to light, it is very important that you see a health professional for an evaluation.

How can TheraLife Help?

TheraLife Eye addresses the issue of photophobia from the root cause- chronic dry eye syndrome.  It  is formulated to relief dry eyes by restoring normal cell functions to tear secretion glands intra-cellularly. Improvement in light sensitivity is the first sign of recovery.

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1 comment:

  1. Find out what photophobia- light sensitivity is caused by and what it means to your Eye or Neurological health.