photophobia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n photophobia pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)
    • n photophobia a morbid fear of light
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Photophobia (Med) A dread or intolerance of light.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n photophobia An intolerance or dread of light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Photophobia fō-tō-fō′bi-a a dread of light
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. fw^s fwto`s, light + fear

Usage

In literature:

Photophobia, and even transient amblyopia, have been observed to follow small doses.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Associated Words: photology, photologist, photophobia, catoptrics, dioptrics, photics, Ormuzd, luminary.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
There are weakness of vision and photophobia, but there are no ophthalmoscopic changes.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Entropion affecting the lower lid appears also as the result of extreme photophobia (intolerance to light).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Along with the pain and photophobia there is lacrymation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Redness of the eye and lachrymation are very common; true photophobia uncommon.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
Severe photophobia, producing a sticking pain through eyes.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
As a rule, however, the eyes are somewhat suffused, and there is slight lachrymation and photophobia.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Afterwards, he suffered from headaches , inability to concentrate and photophobia (intolerance to light).
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