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Definition of Photophobia

Photophobia: Painful oversensitivity to light. For example, photophobia is often seen in measles and iritis. Keeping lights dim and rooms darkened is helpful when a patient has photophobia. Sunglasses may also help.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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