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Photalgia vs. Photophobia — What's the Difference?

Photalgia vs. Photophobia — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Photalgia and Photophobia

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Photalgia

Eye pain caused by bright light

Photophobia

Photophobia is a medical symptom of abnormal intolerance to visual perception of light. As a medical symptom photophobia is not a morbid fear or phobia, but an experience of discomfort or pain to the eyes due to light exposure or by presence of actual physical sensitivity of the eyes, though the term is sometimes additionally applied to abnormal or irrational fear of light such as heliophobia.

Photalgia

Pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)

Photophobia

An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation, lack of pigmentation in the iris, or various diseases.

Photophobia

Fear of light.
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Photophobia

(medicine) Excessive sensitivity to light and the aversion to bright light; abnormal fear of light.

Photophobia

An aversion to or fear of being photographed, the dissemination of personal photographs, or viewing photographs.

Photophobia

A dread or intolerance of light.

Photophobia

A morbid fear of light

Photophobia

Pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)

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