Photo phobia


noun Pathology.
an abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, as in iritis.
an abnormal fear of light.

1790–1800; photo- + -phobia Unabridged
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photophobia (ˌfəʊtəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
1.  pathol abnormal sensitivity of the eyes to light, esp as the result of inflammation
2.  psychiatry abnormal fear of or aversion to sunlight or well-lit places

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photophobia pho·to·pho·bi·a (fō'tə-fō'bē-ə)

  1. 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.

  2. An abnormal or irrational fear of light.

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