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Bridget C


Does pink eye cause light sensitivity?

I got pink eyes. And i feel sensitive to light. Is this normal? Can pink eyes cause light sensitivity?
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  • cherrygaru


    Yes, pink eye patients become too vulnerable to see the light. Light sensitivity or photophobia is one of the symptoms of pink eye or conjunctivitis. The patients can't see things in strong light, as bright light which enter their eyes may cause pain and discomfort. They may shed tears when looking at light directly.
  • Randy C


    Yes, your pink eyes will cause your light sensitivity. It is normal. Epidemic hemorrhagic conjunctivitis is an outbreak of severe acute conjunctivitis which is commonly known as the pink eye, it is developed in summer and fall because the bacterium is moving actively at that time. You need to have the good rest for the eyes, not using the computers or other electrical products often. You could also use the warm compress to make your sensitive eyes get released. You could have a try.


    It is true that pink eye can cause sensitivity to light. Pink eye is also called conjunctivitis. It is inflammation of the covering of the white part of eyeballs and the conjunctiva. The blood vessels in the conjunctiva will swell if irritated by anything, which will lead to bloodshot eyes. Pink eye has many symptoms, one of which is Allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis will make your eyes watery, burning, itchy and sensitive to light. I suggest you wear sunglasses whenever you are exposed to bright environment to avoid uncomfortable feeling.