Well, it seems that you are quite concerned about your eyes. So, yes of course , glaucoma is one of the most serious problems with eyes and it could give rise to an awful lot of symptoms, such as watery eyes, painful eyes, as well as photophobia which is terrible. Of course it could lead to photophobia and if you haven't got it, you should try to protect your eyes.
Yes, the glaucoma may cause the photophobia because it is a dangerous eyes problem which may cause the blindness. Glaucoma is a kind of disease which will be quickly harmfulness at any time. It can lead to blindness in common eye. This disease has complicated feature in which the intraocular pressure intermittently or persistently rise more than the level of the eye have tolerated. When the eyeball organization and visual function are damaged, it will lead to a narrow field of vision. The optic atrophy decreased visual acuity which may cause the blindness. When your field of vision is narrowed, it is easy for you to get the photophobia which will constrict the entering lights. Your eyes may feel uncomfortable when you have the photophobia. Thus, you'd better go through the surgery to treat the glaucoma and make your eyes keep healthy.
Well, generally speaking, photophobia is one eye discomfort in bright light. And you should know that there are many reasons which can lead to photophobia, such as many eye disorders, problems and conditions. Also, an infection or inflammation that irritates the eyes can cause photophobia. On the other hand, according to some researches, glaucoma can cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye. In common, it can be caused by aevere eye infections, injuries, blocked blood vessels or inflammatory conditions of the eye. So we can say that glaucoma can lead to photophobia.
2 types of glaucoma. Chronic and acute.
With chronic glaucoma there are no warning symptoms. Unless you visit the optometrist regularly you won't know until it's too late. Chronic glaucoma does NOT give rise to photophobia.
In acute glaucoma the symptoms; severe pain, red eye, blurred vision. will force you to get help. Photophobia is not a regularly reported symptom.