Increased sensitivity to bright light can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose increased sensitivity to bright light, we could:
|Dry Eye||4%||Ruled out|
|Infectious Mononucleosis||1%||Ruled out|
|Epstein-Barr Virus||0%||Ruled out|
|Vitamin B6 Need||0%||Ruled out|
Sensitivity to bright light. Is daylight too strong for your eyes?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ A little - I occasionally have to shield my eyes
→ Regularly - I often need to shield my eyes
→ Usually - I need sunglasses when I go out
→ Always - I can't stand bright sun at all
Sun or light sensitivity (photosensitivity) is experienced by 30% of sufferers.
Those suffering from macular degeneration may be very sensitive to light or actually see lights that are not there.