Definition of photophobia in English:

photophobia

Line breaks: photo|pho¦bia
Pronunciation: /fəʊtə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Extreme sensitivity to light.
    More 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

adjective
More 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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