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Which brain conditions can cause photophobia?

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A few brain conditions can cause photophobia, including:

  • Meningitis (swelling of the protective coverings of your brain and spinal cord)
  • Serious brain injury
  • Supranuclear palsy (a brain disorder that causes problems with balance, walking, and eye movement)
  • Tumors in your pituitary gland

From: What Is Photophobia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Photophobia: Looking for Causes and Solutions."

American Migraine Foundation: "Photophobia -- What is It? Can It Be Treated?"

Eye Care Trust: "Photophobia."

Mayo Clinic: "Slit lamp examination."

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology : "Shedding Light on Photophobia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Photophobia: Looking for Causes and Solutions."

American Migraine Foundation: "Photophobia -- What is It? Can It Be Treated?"

Eye Care Trust: "Photophobia."

Mayo Clinic: "Slit lamp examination."

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology : "Shedding Light on Photophobia."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2019

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