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- For the pathologic fear of light see the article on -phobia
Photophobia is a symptom of excessive sensitivity to light and the aversion to bright light. Patients with photophobia usually seek the shelter of a dark room. Patients may develop photophobia as a result of several different medical conditions, related to the eye or the nervous system. Photophobia of acute onset should be reviewed by a doctor as soon as possible as this could be a sign of meningitis.
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