What are the causes of photophobia? [Femme Actuelle]

Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger speaks to journalist Esther Buitekant for Femme Actuelle to tell you more about the causes of photophobia.

As a reminder, this is a hypersensitivity to light, the origin of which can be found in various pathologies and reasons.

Keep reading to get some answers.

The most common causes of photophobia

There are two main families that help explain the causes of photophobia: ophthalmological and non-ophthalmological sources. Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger, ophthalmic surgeon, enlightens you in the Femme Actuelle article, on the part concerning her specialty.

The COP9 team invites you to read this article about non-ophthalmological causes.

Photophobia can come from several parts of the eye. Rest assured, this is not necessarily the result of a serious problem!

The causes of photophobia can come from:

This list is exhaustive, and can not replace a consultation with your ophthalmologist.

The COP9 team reminds you of the importance of making an appointment, especially if this photophobia is linked to painful symptoms.

The causes of photophobia: talk about your symptoms!

During your ophthalmology appointment, it is important to tell your eye specialist if, in addition to photophobia, you have:

  • headaches;
  • fever;
  • tearing (or watery eye);
  • nausea;
  • eye pain (punctual or chronic);
  • redness in your eye;
  • decreased vision.

This information will allow your ophthalmologist to then accurately carry out your visual examinations, but also to refer you to a specialist if the cause of this photophobia turns out not to be ophthalmological.

Now click on the button below to find out more about the tests performed, as well as a detailed explanation of photophobia by Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger.

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