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Eyes sensitive to bright light, squinting, eye watering, sun glasses provide no relief. Treatment?

I ve been having some trouble seeing when I go outdoors, more noticeably while driving. Its almost as if my eyes aren t adjusting to the brightness. I have to squint considerably to see, and my eyes will water the entire time-until I get indoors again. The weird thing is, not even sunglasses help. I m not sure if maybe there is a problem with the way my eyes dilate or something else entirely... It s like I have the feeling of looking directly at a bright light, but for a large amount of time.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to HCM.
Since you haven't mentioned your age, if you are above 40yrs,
-The most common cause is a Cataract formation. With your above symptoms it should be more of a central opacity leading to photophobia( sensitivity to bright light).
- if your eyes are red, with watering and irritation and discharge or if you had any accidental injury to your eyes, then it could be an inflammation causing photophobia.
- or simply it could be a refractive error also.
In either way, the best option is to consult an eye doctor for a direct examination to find the cause. The above mentioned problems are treatable so the earlier the better .
Hope this answers your question.
Take care. Do let us know after an examination.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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