Definition of photophobia in English:

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photophobia

Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈfōbēə/

noun

Extreme sensitivity to light.
Example sentences
  • The clinical features of thyroid eye disease include ocular pain, photophobia, chemosis, diplopia, exophthalmos, and eye irritation.
  • Older children may complain of a headache, photophobia (eye sensitivity to light), and a stiff neck, which is often noted by the doctor during a physical exam.
  • The eye involvement can include uveitis, episcleritis, conjunctivitis, and photophobia.

Derivatives

photophobic

Pronunciation: /ˌfōtəˈfōbik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Two days later she became drowsy, photophobic, and meningitic.
  • He was hypochondriacal and photophobic, believing that daylight could damage his eyes.
  • Affected children may also be photophobic and have watering eyes and cloudy corneas.

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Syllabification: pho·to·pho·bi·a

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