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What causes light sensitivity in eyes? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Jan-2014
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor..
User:I need advice on the problem related to my eyes
User:I am wearing contact lenses from past 15 years and my power is RE -3.00 and LE -3.25 and till recently never faced any problem.But off late, i feel my eyes are very sensitive to bright sunlight, i cannot open my eyes and tears roll out when i go to bright sunlight. This is happening from a week or so.Kindly suggest what needs to be done.
Doctor:This may be due to few conditions:
Doctor:1. Dryness of eyes.
Doctor:2. Infection
Doctor:3. Worsening of refractory error.
Doctor:All these 3 conditions have different treatment.
User:what is refractory error?
Doctor:Therefore the first and foremost management of your problem would be to identify the cause.
Doctor:In simple terms by refractory error I mean your vision power may have increased.
Doctor:Since identifying the cause is priority, I advice you to visit your ophthalmologist and get yourself checked.
Doctor:treatment can then be decided based on the cause.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thats it..Thank you Dr
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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